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Blues add Zubov as hockey operations consultant

Friday, 10.26.2012 / 4:40 PM / News

NHL.com

The St. Louis Blues on Friday hired two-time Stanley Cup champion Sergei Zubov as a consultant to hockey operations.

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."

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round