FREE AGENT ZUBOV SIGNS WITH ST. PETERSBURG OF KHL

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After a 16-year NHL career, Sergei Zubov is heading home as the 39-year old blueliner has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.
Zubov, who has spent his last 12 seasons with the Stars, only played 10 games with Dallas in 2008-09 because of a hip injury that required surgery. In those 10 contests, he recorded four assists.

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 1068 career games.

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2 Responses to FREE AGENT ZUBOV SIGNS WITH ST. PETERSBURG OF KHL

  1. nordiques100 says:

    Zubov will be missed. Great skill from the backend. But also a savvy defensive player.

    The Stars are in some $$$ troubles as Hicks tries to get rid of some of his other properties causing him debt. He has parred down the stars payroll and i bet Zubov isnt the last casualty. I can see them not bring back Turco after this year, I can see Richards getting traded and I dont see many good free agents coming to Dallas until Hicks sells off his other sports teams.

    quietly too, PJ Axelsson left for Sweden and signed a 4 yr deal there.

    Thats too bad. I thought he'd make a good fit with the Habs or the Sens.

    HIs PK ability is exactly what the Habs need. Right now, they have Moen, Metropolit, Chipchura, Lapierre, Plekanec who are PK forwards. Not great. Also, Axelsson's defensive presence on any line would have been a nice fit.
    And a great skater too. Would have been a very useful player under Martin's system.

    In Ottawa, its well do*****ented that he and Alfredsson have played together before, are good friends and have had success together as linemates.

    But thanks to Dany Heatley, the Sens were frozen to add anyone without knowing where Heatley stands.

  2. bbruins37 says:

    axe will definitely be missed. i definitely thought he'd end up on the sens as he was rumoured to go there for so long, but it's nice to see that he only played for the bruins. no matter what anyone says he was one of the best PK and defensive players in the league. we now have no swedes…

    as for zubov, he was always one of the more underrated defensemen in the league. he had well over 40 points every time he played a full season. i wouldn't quite put him at the level of his generation's best defenders like lidstrom, pronger and niedermeyer, but let's face it, he was not far off at all. one of the best offensive defensemen i've ever seen

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