Former Ranger Sergei Zubov has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class. The Blueshirts’ fifth round pick (85th overall, so he’d be a third rounder nowadays) in 1990, Zubov’s career with the Rangers was short but impactful. In 165 games with the Rangers, he put up a line of 30-126-156. This includes a line of 12-77-89, leading the Rangers in points in 1993-1994.
The Rangers foolishly dealt Zubov with Petr Nedved to Pittsburgh in 1995, bringing back Ulf Samuelsson and Luc Robitaille. A year later he was dealt to Dallas for Kevin Hatcher. Something about those big defensemen who couldn’t skate in the 90’s, man.
Zubov’s career finished after 12 years in Dallas and one Stanley Cup. His career line was 152-619-771 in 1,068 games. Zubov also put up 24-93-117 in 164 career playoff games.