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 Dallas Stars.
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.
Joe Pavelski is an American-born player and an alternate captain for the Dallas Stars. Before joining the Stars, he played for the San Jose Sharks for thirteen years, serving as their captain in his final four seasons. Pavelski is celebrated as one of the greatest Sharks of all time and led the team to their first Stanley Cup Finals in 2016.
His career highlights include scoring a goal in his first NHL game and holding the record for the most playoff goals by an American-born player, with 73. Internationally, he won a silver medal with the United States men’s national ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics and captained Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
At the University of Wisconsin, Pavelski played for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s ice hockey team, where he earned several accolades and helped the team win the 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.
Pavelski Key Stats
- 40+ Goal Season (Sharks)
- 50+ Assist Season (Stars)
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)
Artūrs Irbe is a retired Latvian goaltender and current coach. He played in the NHL for the San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, and Carolina Hurricanes, and is renowned for his time with the Sharks and Hurricanes. Irbe was drafted 196th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
Irbe joined the Sharks in the 1991-92 season and played an instrumental role in leading them to their first playoff appearance in the 1993-94 season. He became a beloved figure in San Jose, earning the nickname “The Wall”.
After a stint with the Sharks, Irbe played as a backup goaltender for the Stars and Canucks before becoming the starter for the Hurricanes in the 1998-99 season. His career highlight came in the 2001-02 season when he led the Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup finals.
Irbe Key Stats
- 30+ Win Season (Sharks, Hurricanes)
Bill Guerin was selected 5th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He became an instrumental player for the Devils, and his time there culminated in a Stanley Cup championship in 1995.
His NHL journey took him to several teams, including the Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Penguins in 2009, Guerin added a second Stanley Cup to his list of achievements.
Internationally, Guerin represented the United States multiple times, most notably during the Winter Olympics. He was part of the team that secured the silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
Guerin Key Stats
- All-Star (Bruins)
- Stanley Cup Champ (Devils, Penguins)
- 40+ Goal Season (Bruins)