5 Hockey Players who Played for Wild and Blackhawks

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 Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks.

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.

Marc-Andre Fleury

Marc-André Fleury was chosen first overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury is only the third goaltender to be selected first overall in the NHL draft. Fleury’s NHL debut was in the 2003–04 season, where he became the youngest goaltender in the league at 18 years old.

Internationally, Fleury represented Canada, winning back-to-back silver medals at the World Junior Championships in 2003 and 2004, and a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

His NHL career is marked by impressive achievements, including playing a pivotal role in the Penguins’ journey to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals and contributing significantly to their Stanley Cup victory in 2009. Fleury’s 547 career wins are currently the most of any active player and 3rd most all-time​​.

Fleury Key Stats

  • Stanley Cup Championship (Penguins)
  • 300+ Career Wins (Penguins, Golden Knights, Wild, Blackhawks)
  • 30+ Wins in a Season (Penguins, Golden Knights)

Kim Johnsson

Kim Johnsson is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild, and Chicago Blackhawks.

Johnsson was selected 286th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, the last pick of that draft. He played two seasons with the Rangers before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2001.

Johnsson spent four seasons with the Flyers and then signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota Wild in 2006. In 2010, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he played 8 regular season games before suffering a career-ending concussion. In his career, Johnsson scored 67 goals and assisted on 217 others for a total of 284 points.

Sean O’Donnell

Sean O’Donnell is a Canadian former defenseman who had a distinguished NHL career spanning 17 seasons. Drafted 123rd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, O’Donnell began his NHL journey with the Los Angeles Kings, making his debut in the 1994–95 season and becoming a full-time NHL player thereafter​​.

O’Donnell’s career saw him play for several teams, including the Minnesota Wild, where he was the franchise’s first captain, the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, and the Anaheim Ducks, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

After another season with the Ducks and a return to the Kings, he reached the milestone of 1,000 NHL games. O’Donnell concluded his career with stints at the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks, retiring in 2013 after an illustrious and lengthy tenure in the league​​​​​​.

Jim Dowd

Jim Dowd, an American former center, had a remarkable 17-season NHL career, playing for ten different teams. He made history by becoming the first New Jersey native to play for the New Jersey Devils, with whom he debuted in the 1991-92 season after a successful college career.

Dowd’s tenure with the Devils was highlighted by scoring the game-winning goal in Game 2 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals, helping them secure their first championship​​.

After leaving the Devils, Jim Dowd played for a series of NHL teams, including the Whalers, Canucks, Islanders, Flames, Predators, Oilers, Wild, Canadiens, Blackhawks, and Avalanche. His career was marked by various trades and signings, with significant playing time at the Oilers and nearly four seasons with the Wild.

Ryan Donato

Ryan Donato is an American forward currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 56th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Donato began his NHL career with the Bruins in 2018 after a successful stint with Harvard University, where he led the team in scoring during the 2017-18 season​​.

Donato’s NHL journey has seen him play for several teams. He was traded to the Minnesota Wild in 2019. In 2020, Donato moved to the San Jose Sharks, following a trade for a third-round pick.

He then signed with the expansion team Seattle Kraken in 2021 as a free agent and made history by scoring the first goal in Kraken franchise history. After his time with the Kraken, Donato signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2023​​​​​​​​​​​​.

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