Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive. As such, it is news to us that Dallas Stars have announced that they will be retiring the number #56 of Sergei Zubov next season.
This announcement follows Zubov’s Hockey Hall of Fame selection this summer.
The Defenseman would join the Stars after being traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins before the 1996-97 Season, and he would stay there until he left the NHL after the 2007-08 campaign. With Dallas, Zubov would go to three All-Star Games, and would be chosen as a Second Team All-Star in 2005-06. The Russian blueliner would finish in the top ten in Assists three times and he would lead the NHL in Defensive Point Shares in 2000-01. He was a vital member of Dallas’ Stanley Cup win in 1999.
As a Star, he would play in 839 Games with 549 Points and a Plus/Minus of +109.
This makes Zubov the second former Dallas Star player to have his number retired. He joins Neal Broten (#7), Bill Goldsworthy (#8), Mike Modano (#9), Bill Masterton (#19) and Jere Lehtinen (#26).
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Sergei Zubov for earning this honor.