Former Rangers Defenseman Sergei Zubov Voted Into Hockey Hall Of Fame

Ryan Chatelain
June 25, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Sergei Zubov during the 1993-94 season

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Sergei Zubov, who helped the New York Rangers and Dallas Stars win the Stanley Cup in the 1990s, has been voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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The Russian defenseman played 16 seasons in the NHL and appeared in three All-Star Games. Zubov was drafted in the fifth round by the Rangers in 1990 and spent three seasons with the Blueshirts from 1992-95. He was a member of their 1994 Stanley Cup team, which he led in points (89) and assists (77) in the regular season.

Zubov recorded two assists in the Rangers' 3-2 Game 7 win over the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final, and he had a goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory in Game 4.

Zubov was traded to the Penguins in 1995, spending one season in Pittsburgh before being dealt again to Dallas in 1996. He spent the final 12 seasons of his career with the Stars, reaching two Stanley Cup Finals and winning the Cup again in 1999.

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A gifted offensive defensman, Zubov eclipsed the 50-point mark eight times in his NHL career, which was bookended by stints in Russia. The 48-year-old is currently the head coach of HC Sochi in the Kontinental Hockey League.

In all, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced six new members. Among them is Vaclav Nedomansky, a winger who spent part of his final season, in 1982-83, with the Rangers. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues as well as the World Hockey Association's Toronto Toros and Birmingham Bulls.

Others who will inducted this November in Toronto are Guy Carbonneau, a center for the Montreal Canadiens and Stars from 1980-2000; Hayley Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic gold medalist for the Canadian women's national team; Jim Rutherford, the Penguins' current general manager and a former president, GM and minority owner of the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes; and Jerry York, the longtime head coach of Bowling Green University.