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 New York Islanders.
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.
Dwayne Roloson went undrafted in the NHL but began his professional career in the minor leagues. He eventually worked his way up and made his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames in the mid-1990s.
Roloson’s journey in the NHL included stints with the Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, and Tampa Bay Lightning.
One of the highlights of Roloson’s career was during the 2005-2006 season when he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers. He played a pivotal role in backstopping the Oilers to the Stanley Cup Finals, showcasing his ability to rise to the occasion in high-pressure situations.
Thomas Vanek is a professional ice hockey player from Austria who, over his National Hockey League career, has been recognized for his offensive prowess and ability to score goals. He’s one of the most successful Austrian-born players to compete in the NHL.
Vanek began his NHL journey after being selected fifth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made an immediate impact with the Sabres, becoming a consistent goal scorer and offensive threat. During his tenure with Buffalo, Vanek was a key player, frequently leading the team in points and goals.
After nearly a decade with the Sabres, Vanek went on to play for various NHL teams, including the New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Detroit Red Wings again.
Vanek Key Stats
- All-Star (Sabres)
- 40+ Goal Season (Sabres)
Nino Niederreiter was selected 5th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2010 NHL Draft. A Swiss professional ice hockey winger, he made his NHL debut with the Islanders during the 2010-2011 season.
In 2013, Niederreiter was traded to the Minnesota Wild, where he enjoyed several productive seasons. In the 2016-2017 season, he achieved career highs with 25 goals and 32 assists. Later, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2018-2019 season.
Niederreiter has represented Switzerland in international competitions, contributing to the success of his national team in various tournaments. Throughout his NHL career, he has proven to be a versatile and skilled forward, known for his scoring ability and strong presence on the ice.
Zach Parise is an American-born player known for his scoring ability and leadership on and off the ice. He was drafted 17th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2003 NHL Draft.
Parise enjoyed considerable success with the Devils, where he spent the early part of his career. His best season with the team came in the 2008-2009 season when he recorded an impressive 94 points. In 2012, he helped lead the Devils to the Stanley Cup Finals, although they fell short to the Los Angeles Kings.
In 2012, Parise signed a substantial contract with the Minnesota Wild, a move that was much talked about due to the size and length of the contract. During his time with the Wild, Parise continued to be a consistent offensive contributor, displaying his goal-scoring prowess and work ethic year after year.
Parise Key Stats
- All-Star (Devils)
- 40+ Goal Season (Devils)