Former Ranger Sergei Zubov officially hung up his skates after a professional career that spanned twenty two seasons and a hip injury that kept him out all of this season. Drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Entry draft, Zubov went on to play 165 games and win a Cup for New York.
In 1995, Zubov was traded along with Petr Nedved for Luc Robitaille and Ulf Samuelsson in what ultimately proved to be a mistake by many. Zubov would ultimately find a home with the Dallas Stars in 1996-97, and spent the remainder of his career with the team, winning a second Cup along the way.
After struggling with injuries in his final two seasons in North America, the then 39 year old elected to return to Russia and play a final year with St Petersburg of the KHL. The veteran defenseman recorded 10 goals and 32 assists in just 53 games in his final professional season, but was unable to participate this year.
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