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Free agent Zubov signs with St. Petersburg of KHL

TSN.ca Staff

7/30/2009 3:37:02 PM

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.

He helped the Rangers capture the Stanley Cup in 1994 then helped lead the Dallas Stars to their first Cup in franchise history in 1999.  He also captured an Gold medal for the Commonwealth of Independent States at the 1992 Olympics.