Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Zubov re-signs for 3yrs with Stars

FRISCO, Texas (CP) - The Dallas Stars re-signed veteran defenceman Sergei Zubov to a three-year, $12 million US contract Sunday.
Zubov, 35, has played eight seasons with the Stars, helping the club win the Stanley Cup in 1999. He would have become and unrestricted free agent at noon Monday.
Since the 1993-94 season, the six-foot-one, 200-pound Zubov ranks third among NHL defencemen in points (575) and is the only active defenceman with nine consecutive 40-point seasons.
"We're extremely pleased and excited that we were able to work out a new contract with Sergei," said Dallas general manager Doug Armstrong. "The new rules of the league make skilled defencemen all the more valuable for your team and he's consistently been one of the best in the NHL."
Zubov's best offensive season was 1993-94 when he had 12 goals and 77 assists, helping the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup. He was drafted by the Rangers 85th overall in 1990.
During the last NHL season, Zubov had seven goals and 35 assists in 77 games. He ranks second among Stars defencemen in career assists (303) and points (385).
He registered his 600th career point Feb. 20, 2004, making him the third defenceman in NHL history born outside of North America to reach the milestone.

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