Zubov, 42, played 16 seasons in the NHL, winning the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994 and the Dallas Stars in 1999. He played for the Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Stars, finishing with 771 points in 1,068 regular-season games. He's one of five Russian-born players to skate in 1,000 NHL games, and he's the leading scorer among Russian-born defensemen. He had 117 points in 164 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
He also won an Olympic gold medal with the Unified Team in 1992.
"Sergei was a champion in the NHL and is well respected in our League and also in Europe," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "We will rely heavily on his opinion and expertise as he monitors our European prospects."
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings