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 Philadelphia Flyers.
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.
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.
Ilya Bryzgalov was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 44th overall. Bryzgalov played for several teams throughout his career, including the Ducks, Coyotes, Flyers, Oilers, and Wild. In total, his professional journey in the NHL spanned over 12 years.
Bryzgalov’s career was also highlighted by numerous awards and achievements. His biggest team accomplishment was winning the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2006–07 season. On the international stage, he was instrumental in Russia’s success, earning a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
His individual prowess was acknowledged in the 2009–10 NHL season, where he was the runner-up for the Vezina Trophy and a top-five finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy. Beyond his on-ice achievements, Bryzgalov was known for his unique personality, making him one of the league’s more memorable characters.
Bryzgalov Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Championship (Coyotes)
- 30+ Wins Season (Coyotes, Flyers)
Nicolas Deslauriers, a Canadian left winger, currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was drafted in the third round, 84th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Deslauriers began his pro career with their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.
In 2014, Deslauriers was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he made his NHL debut. He was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in 2017, contributing significantly to the team and earning the Molson Cup honour in December 2017.
In 2019, Deslauriers joined the Anaheim Ducks, where he set a record for the fastest hat trick in team history. Before the 2022 trade deadline, he was traded to the Minnesota Wild and then signed a four-year, $7 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in July 2022.
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, 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.
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.