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Aug. 18: Capitals Re-sign Forward Dainius Zubrus

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Re-sign Forward Dainius Zubrus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Dainius Zubrus to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In eight NHL seasons Zubrus has totaled 91 goals, 152 assists (243 points) and 303 penalty minutes in 539 games. Twenty-one of his goals have come on the power play, two were shorthanded tallies and 14 were game-winners.

Zubrus, 27, was acquired in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens March 13, 2001. Philadelphia’s first-round selection (15th overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Zubrus made his NHL debut with the Flyers in 1996-97. The 6' 4", 226-pound native of Elektrenai, Lithuania, recorded eight goals, 11 assists (19 points) and 85 penalty minutes in 42 games with Lada Togliatti of the Russian League in 2004-05.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 1996-97, Zubrus played one season of Tier II Canadian Junior Hockey with Pembroke of the OCJHL and Caledon of the MTJHL.

 

Dainius Zubrus

Position: Center/Right Wing

Birthday: June 16, 1978 (Elektrenai, USSR)

Height: 6-4            Weight: 226            Shoots: Left

Acquired: From Montreal with Trevor Linden and a second-round choice in the 2001 Entry Draft for Richard Zednik, Jan Bulis and a first-round choice in the 2001 Entry Draft on March 13, 2001.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                        Regular Season                                                             Playoffs

Year            Team            League            GP            G            A            Pts            PIM            GP            G            A            Pts            PIM

1995-96            Pembroke            OCJHL            28            19            13            32            73            -            -            -            -            -

            Caledon            MTJHL            7            3            7            10            2            17            11            12            23            4           

1996-97            Philadelphia            NHL            68            8            13            21            22            19            5            4            9            12

1997-98            Philadelphia            NHL            69            8            25            33            42            5            0            1            1            2

1998-99            Philadelphia            NHL            63            3            5            8            25            -            -            -            -            -

            Montreal            NHL            17            3            5            8            4            -            -            -            -            -           

1999-00            Montreal            NHL            73            14            28            42            54            -            -            -            -            -

2000-01            Montreal            NHL            49            12            12            24            30            -            -            -            -            -           

            Washington            NHL            12            1            1            2            7            6            0            0            0            2

2001-02            Washington            NHL            71            17            26            43            38            -            -            -            -            -           

2002-03            Washington            NHL            63            13            22            35            43            6            2            2            4            4

2003-04            Washington            NHL            54            12            15            27            38            -            -            -            -            -

2004-05            Lada Togliatti             RSL            42            8            11            19            85            10            3            1            4            22

           

            TOTALS            NHL            539            91            152            243            303            36            7            7            14            20

 

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