FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Stars President and CEO Brad Alberts announced today that the club will retire the number 56 in honor of Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member and former Stars defenseman Sergei Zubov on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 against the Washington Capitals.
The team previously announced on Nov. 11, 2019 that Zubov’s number 56 would be retired during the 2020-21 NHL season, but the jersey retirement ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will become the sixth player in franchise history to have his number retired, as his number 56 will join Neal Broten (7), Bill Goldsworthy (8), Mike Modano (9), Bill Masterton (19) and Jere Lehtinen (26) in the rafters of American Airlines Center.
Guaranteed access to the Zubov Jersey Retirement Night is available now with our Victory Club Memberships and Half Memberships at DallasStars.com/Victory. Ten Game Plans will be on-sale starting next week and single game tickets will go on-sale at a later date to be announced.
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About Sergei Zubov
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2019, Zubov recorded 771 points (152-619=771) in 1,068 regular-season contests over 16 NHL seasons for the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. His 771 points are the second-most ever recorded by a Russian-born defenseman and rank 20th among all defensemen in NHL history. Zubov spent 12 of his 16 NHL seasons as a member of the Stars, registering 549 points (111-438=549) in 839 regular-season contests. Among franchise leaders (1967-present), the blueliner ranks third in assists (438) and plus/minus rating (+103), fifth in games played (839) and seventh in points (549). Zubov is the franchise leader among defensemen in numerous statistical categories including points (549), goals (111), assists (438), games played (839), power play goals (60), plus/minus (+103), game-winning goals (20) and shots on goal (1,694).
The native of Moscow, Russia qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 13 of 16 NHL campaigns, including 10 of his 12 seasons with Dallas, and registered 117 points (24-93=117) in 164 career postseason contests. With Dallas, he tallied 72 points (15-57=72) in 114 Stanley Cup Playoff games and ranks first in plus/minus (+18), second in assists (57), third in games played (114), fifth in points (72) and is tied for seventh in power play goals (9) among franchise leaders. Zubov won two Stanley Cups in his career, once with New York in 1994 when he finished tied for seventh in the NHL and ranking second among League defensemen with 19 points (5-14=19) in 22 contests, and again with Dallas in 1999. He also reached the Stanley Cup Final for a third time in 2000 with Dallas.
Over his career, Zubov made three appearances in the NHL All-Star Game (1998, 1999, 2000) and was selected to the 2005-06 NHL Second All-Star Team. He played on the international stage on numerous occasions, including winning a gold medal as a member of the Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
The 6-foot-1, 198-pound defenseman was originally selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round (85th overall) of the 1990 NHL Draft. He was acquired by Dallas via trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Kevin Hatcher on June 22, 1996.