6 Hockey Players who Played for Stars and Senators

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 Ottawa Senators.

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.

Jason Spezza

Jason Spezza was selected 2nd overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2001 NHL Draft.

During his time with the Senators, Spezza became a key player, consistently being among the team’s top scorers and playing a crucial role in their 2007 run to the Stanley Cup Finals. His agility and playmaking abilities set him apart as a center, garnering him multiple appearances in the NHL All-Star Game.

After a successful period with the Senators, Spezza spent five seasons with the Dallas Stars, where he continued to be a productive player. In the latter part of his career, he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, providing veteran leadership and depth scoring to a young and talented team.

Spezza Key Stats

  • 50+ Assist Season (Senators)

Johnny Oduya

Johnny Oduya was drafted 221st overall in the seventh round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. A Swedish defenseman, Oduya had a 12-year NHL career, most notably with the Chicago Blackhawks.

With Chicago, he won the Stanley Cup twice, in the 2012–13 and 2014–15 seasons. Known for his skating ability and defensive skills, Oduya played a vital role in the Blackhawks’ championship teams.

Over his career, Oduya played in 850 regular-season NHL games, registering more than 40 goals and nearly 150 assists. He also represented Sweden in international competitions, including winning a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Matt Duchene

Matt Duchene, drafted third overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, quickly established himself as a skilled and versatile forward in the league. His time with the Avalanche was marked by consistent scoring prowess and the ability to play effectively as both a center and a winger.

Duchene’s NHL journey saw him moving from the Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators in a multi-team trade during the 2017-2018 season, followed by a brief tenure with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2018-2019 season. He later signed as a free agent with the Nashville Predators, and is currently (as of Nov 2023) with the Dallas Stars.

Internationally, Duchene has represented Canada in the World Junior Championships, World Championships, and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he was part of the gold medal-winning team. His offensive abilities have not only earned him selections to NHL All-Star Games but have also consistently placed him among the top point producers on his teams.

Duchene Key Stats

  • 40+ Goal Season (Predators)

Ben Bishop

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)

Vladislav Namestnikov

Vladislav Namestnikov is a Russian center currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted 27th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and has since played for several NHL teams, including the Lightning, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, and now the Jets​​.

Namestnikov’s NHL career began with the Lightning in the 2014-15 season, where he scored his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens. He recorded his first NHL hat-trick in 2016 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Throughout his career, he has been traded several times, including to the Rangers in 2018, the Senators in 2019, the Avalanche in 2020, and the Stars in 2022. He returned to the Lightning in 2022 before being traded to the Jets in 2023​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. His NHL career statistics include 630 games played, with 115 goals, 146 assists, and a total of 261 points​​.

Aleš Hemský

Aleš Hemský, a retired Czech player, was selected 13th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in 2002. He had a significant career year in the 2005-06 season, scoring 19 goals and 58 assists, helping the Oilers reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

Hemský played for the Oilers until 2014, when he was traded to the Ottawa Senators. He quickly found success with the Senators, recording six points in his first three games. Hemský then signed with the Dallas Stars in 2014, where he played until 2017 before joining the Montreal Canadiens.

Internationally, Hemský represented the Czech Republic at the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 2006, and participated in the IIHF World Championships, winning gold in 2005 and bronze in 2012.

Hemský Key Stats

  • 50+ Assist Season (Oilers)

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