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 that have played for both the San Jose Sharks and the Buffalo Sabres.
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.
Evander Kane started his NHL journey with the Atlanta Thrashers, who selected him 4th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. With the Thrashers’ relocation to Winnipeg in 2011, he became a key player for the newly-minted Winnipeg Jets. His tenure in Winnipeg was marked by both on-ice successes and off-ice controversies.
In 2015, Kane was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he continued to demonstrate his scoring touch. His time with Buffalo allowed him to further establish himself as a top-six forward, often leading the team in goals.
A trade in 2018 saw Kane join the San Jose Sharks. In San Jose, he became a pivotal player, often featuring on the team’s top lines and contributing significantly during their playoff runs. Kane signed as a free agent with the Oilers in 2022 and has spent the last two seasons in Edmonton.
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)
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)