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 Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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.
Ben Bishop is an American goaltender known for his towering presence in the net, standing at 6 feet 7 inches, making him one of the tallest goaltenders in NHL history. Bishop was drafted 85th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2005 NHL Draft.
His early career involved stints with the Blues and the Ottawa Senators, but he rose to prominence during his time with the Tampa Bay Lightning where he was twice a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league’s top goaltender.
In 2017, Bishop was traded to the Dallas Stars, where he continued to be a key player, helping guide the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2020. Over his career, Bishop earned multiple selections to the NHL All-Star Game.
Bishop Key Stats
- 30+ Win Season (Lightning)
Mike Smith’s NHL journey began with the Dallas Stars, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After a few seasons developing and playing backup in Dallas, Smith was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008, where he assumed a larger role between the pipes.
In 2011, Smith signed with the Phoenix Coyotes (now the Arizona Coyotes), where he would enjoy some of his best years as a professional. In the 2011-2012 season, he played a pivotal role in leading the Coyotes to the Western Conference Finals, with standout performances throughout the playoffs.
After his tenure with the Coyotes, Smith joined the Calgary Flames in 2017 and later the Edmonton Oilers in 2019. With the Oilers, he showcased his veteran presence, helping stabilize the team’s goaltending situation.
Smith Key Stats
- 30+ Win Season (Coyotes)
Dino Ciccarelli was never drafted into the NHL, but he signed as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars in 1980. Despite his undrafted status, Ciccarelli quickly made an impact in the league, becoming one of the premier goal-scorers of his era.
In his second season, Ciccarelli recorded 55 goals and 106 points, setting the stage for a successful career that included several seasons with 40 or more goals. He played with the North Stars (now Dallas), Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Florida Panthers over 19 seasons in the NHL.
Ciccarelli’s career totals include 608 goals and 592 assists for 1,200 points. He also made his mark in the playoffs, with 73 goals and 45 assists in 141 postseason appearances. His goal-scoring ability and fierce competitiveness earned him a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame, with induction coming in 2010.
Ciccarelli Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings, Lightning, Panthers)
- 1000+ Career Points (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings, Lightning, Panthers)
- 500+ Career Goals (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings, Lightning, Panthers)
- 100+ Point Season (Stars)
- 40+ Goal Season (Stars, Capitals, Red Wings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Stars, Red Wings)