Sergei Zubov signs with KHL team SKA St. Petersburg
Smooth defenceman heads home after 16 NHL seasons, two Cups
Jul 31, 2009 04:30 AM TheStar.com
Sixteen-year NHL veteran Sergei Zubov has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, TSN.ca reports.
The 39-year old blueliner spent his last 12 seasons with the Dallas Stars, playing just 10 games last year because of a hip injury that required surgery.
The Moscow-native was drafted by the New York Rangers in 1990 with the 85th overall draft pick. Known as one of the better puck-moving defenceman and power play specialists of the last decade, Zubov has 152 goals and 619 assists in 1,068 career games.
He helped the Rangers capture the Stanley Cup in 1994 then helped lead the Stars to their first Cup in franchise history in 1999. He also captured an Gold medal for the Commonwealth of Independent States at the 1992 Olympics.