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 Detroit Red Wings.
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.
Adam Graves began his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, who drafted him in the second round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. After a brief stint with the Red Wings, he played for the Edmonton Oilers, where he won a Stanley Cup in 1990.
However, it was with the Rangers that Graves truly made his mark. Joining the team in 1991, he became an integral part of their success during the early to mid-’90s. In the 1993-94 season, he set a then-Rangers’ record for goals in a single season (52) and helped lead the team to a Stanley Cup victory, ending a 54-year championship drought.
After leaving the Rangers, Graves finished his career with the San Jose Sharks, retiring after the 2002-03 season. In addition to his on-ice achievements, Graves was recognized for his charitable efforts, winning the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions in 1994.
Graves Key Stats
- All-Star (Rangers)
- Stanley Cup Champ (Oilers, Rangers)
- 40+ Goal Season (Rangers)
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)
Thomas Greiss was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the third round, 94th overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft. He spent his early career as a backup goaltender for the Sharks, establishing himself as a reliable option in net. After his time in San Jose, Greiss played for the Coyotes and the Penguins.
In 2015, Greiss signed with the New York Islanders, where he took on a more prominent role. He helped lead the team to the playoffs and became known for his calm demeanor and consistent play. Greiss later joined the Detroit Red Wings, continuing his career as a valuable veteran presence in the net.
Throughout his time in the NHL, Greiss is well-known for his technical proficiency and poise, providing steady goaltending for the teams he has played for. His career statistics reflect this, with a save percentage typically hovering around the .910 mark.