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NHL-DALLAS STARS-NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Nashville's Martin Erat sticks tight on Dallas' Sergei Zubov as Zubov brings the puck around the net. The Stars beat the Predators 4-2 February 6, 2006 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)
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Sergei Alexandrovich Zubov (Russian: Сергей Зубов; born July 22, 1970) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Zubov has won two Stanley Cups, one with the Rangers in 1994 and one with the Stars in 1999.

He is considered one of the best offensive defensemen in NHL history. He played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1998, 1999, and 2000. He has also won two Stanley Cups, one with the New York Rangers in 1994, and the other with Dallas in 1999. In 1992, Zubov won a gold medal at the Olympic Games, playing for the CIS. He is also the NHL's all-time leading scorer among Russian defensemen.

Zubov was drafted in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. Prior to this, he played for the Red Army's hockey team, HC CSKA Moscow, in Russia. He continued to play for the Red Army until 1992, after the fall of the USSR. Although Sergei spent some of his rookie season with New York's AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Rangers, he played forty-nine games as a rookie for the Rangers, scoring 31 points, considered then to be above-average for a defenceman. Zubov's high-scoring ways continued, as he scored 12 goals and earned 77 assists during the 1993–94 season, and contributed 19 points to the Rangers' playoff campaign.

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