8 Hockey Players who Played for Sharks and Panthers

My guess is you’ve searched this page out because you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

If I’m right, that also means that today’s grid is asking for players who have played for both the San Jose Sharks and the Florida Panthers.

And, I’m also guessing that you’re a little stuck on this particular square and you’re looking for a little help to keep your grid immaculate. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, I’m here to help.

I’ve already done the research and have put together a list of well-known stars along with some more “under-the-radar” players that could land you a low rarity score.

Ed Belfour

Ed Belfour, often known as “Eddie the Eagle”, is one of the best goaltenders in the history of the NHL. His career spanned from 1988 to 2007, during which he played for the Blackhawks, Stars, Maple Leafs, and Panthers.

Belfour’s achievements include a Stanley Cup championship with the Stars in 1999, two Vezina Trophies as the league’s top goaltender, and a Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s best rookie. His steadfast performance was recognized with an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.

He ranks third for the most wins in NHL history by a goaltender, with 484 wins. Belfour also recorded 76 shutouts throughout his career. Finally, his record in the playoffs is also noteworthy, with Belfour winning 88 out of 161 games and recording 14 shutouts.

Belfour Key Stats

  • All-Star (Blackhawks)
  • 30+ Win Season (Blackhawks, Stars, Maple Leafs)

Brad Boyes

Brad Boyes was drafted 24th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks during the 2003-04 season after a trade. However, it was with the Boston Bruins and then the St. Louis Blues that Boyes found his stride.

In the 2007-08 season with the Blues, Boyes had his best offensive year, scoring 43 goals and adding 22 assists. His success in St. Louis continued the following season with a career-high 72 points.

After his time with the Blues, Boyes played for several other NHL teams, including the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He continued to be known for his shootout skills, and though his production declined in later years, he remained a valued veteran presence.

Boyes Key Stats

  • 40+ Goal Season (Blues)

Dan Boyle

Dan Boyle was never drafted but signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers in 1998. After playing with the Panthers, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he became a key offensive defenseman. Boyle played an instrumental role in the Lightning’s Stanley Cup win in the 2003-2004 season.

In 2008, Boyle was traded to the San Jose Sharks, where he continued to excel as one of the NHL’s top offensive defensemen. He later played for the New York Rangers before retiring in 2016. Throughout his career, Boyle was known for his skating ability, puck-moving skills, and power-play acumen.

In 1,093 NHL games, he tallied 605 points, making him one of the highest-scoring defensemen of his generation. Boyle was named to two NHL All-Star Games and represented Canada in various international competitions, including winning a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Boyle Key Stats

  • All-Star (Lightning, Sharks)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Lightning)

Mike Vernon

Mike Vernon was a Canadian goaltender, known for his key performances in pivotal playoff games. He was selected 56th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1981 NHL Draft. As the Flames’ mainstay in net, Vernon was instrumental in leading the team to its first Stanley Cup in 1989.

After a significant period with the Flames, Vernon also played for the Detroit Red Wings, where he won another Stanley Cup in 1997 and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Later in his career, he had stints with the San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers before returning to Calgary to end his NHL journey.

Vernon’s two Stanley Cup wins and consistent performances across different teams solidify his reputation as one of the premier goaltenders of his era.

Vernon Key Stats

  • 300+ Career Wins (Flames, Red Wings, Sharks, Panthers)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (Flames, Red Wings)
  • 30+ Win Season (Flames, Sharks)

Sandis Ozolins

Sandis Ozolins, born in Latvia, is a retired player and coach. Ozolins was drafted 30th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in the 1992-93 season. He quickly became known for his scoring ability, leading the league in goals by a defenseman in his sophomore year.

In the 1995-96 season, Ozolins was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he won the Stanley Cup. He set career highs with 68 points in the 1996-97 season and finished third in Norris Trophy voting.

Ozolins’s career included stints with the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and New York Rangers. Ozolins was a seven-time NHL All-Star and the all-time leader for goals, assists, points, and games played by a Latvian in the NHL​​​​​​​​​​.

Ozolins Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Champion (Avalanche)

Chris Tierney

Chris Tierney is a Canadian center currently playing for the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted 55th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Tierney began his pro career in the 2014-15 season, making an immediate impact. He spent the full 2015-16 season with the Sharks, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals.

Tierney continued to play for the Sharks until the 2018-19 season, after which he was traded to the Ottawa Senators. During his tenure with the Senators, Tierney was a consistent performer, even leading the team in penalty killing time on ice during the 2017-18 season.

Over his NHL career to date, Tierney has played in 597 games, scoring 76 goals and 160 assists for a total of 236 points, along with 40 playoff appearances​​​​.

Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell is a retired Canadian-born defenseman who played in the NHL from 1999 to 2017. Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Campbell made his debut in the 1999–2000 season. He played for the Sabres until 2008 when he was traded to the San Jose Sharks.

Campbell then signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008, where he was a key player in their 2010 Stanley Cup victory. He later played for the Florida Panthers, where he won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2012, before returning to Chicago for his final season in 2016-17.

Campbell’s career statistics in the NHL total 1,082 games with 87 goals, 417 assists, and 504 points. He made four appearances in the NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012) and was named to the NHL’s second All-Star team in 2008.

Campbell Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Championship (Blackhawks)

Mike Hoffman

Mike Hoffman was selected 130th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 5th round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Hoffman made his NHL debut with the Senators during the 2011-2012 season, but his true breakout came in the 2014-2015 season, where he emerged as a key offensive player.

Hoffman’s journey in the NHL saw him move from the Senators to the Florida Panthers, with a brief intermediary step involving a trade to the San Jose Sharks and then immediately to Florida in 2018.

His tenure with the Panthers continued to highlight his offensive prowess, making him a consistent scoring threat, especially on the power play. Hoffman later signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues, where he continued to demonstrate his scoring ability.

Victor Kozlov

Viktor Kozlov is a retired Russian center and current coach. He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round, sixth overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Sharks until 1997, when he was traded to the Panthers, where he had his most successful years, achieving career highs in assists and points during the 1999–2000 season​​​​.

Kozlov joined the New York Islanders as a free agent in 2006. In 2007, he signed with the Capitals and scored his first playoff goal for the team in 2009. His NHL career concluded with a three-year contract with Salavat Yulaev Ufa in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in June 2009.

Kozlov retired from playing hockey in September 2015, joining Metallurg Magnitogorsk as an assistant coach. His NHL career totals include 897 games, with 198 goals, 339 assists, and 537 points​​​​.

Kozlov Key Stats

  • 50+ Assist Season (Panthers)

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