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Zubov hired by Stars as senior consultant

Defenseman who spent 12 seasons in Dallas was inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in November @NHLdotcom

Sergei Zubov was hired by the Dallas Stars as a senior consultant to hockey operations on Friday.

Zubov, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov. 18, played 12 seasons with the Stars from 1996-2009. He is the Stars/Minnesota North Stars leader among defensemen in points (549), goals (111), assists (438), games (839), power-play goals (60), plus/minus (plus-103) and shots on goal (1,694).

"We are thrilled to bring Sergei back into the Stars family," Stars general manager Jim Nill said. "He has been a big part of building hockey here in Dallas as a player, and we are excited for him to continue adding to that legacy in this management role. He has a brilliant hockey mind and his presence in the organization will benefit us all."

Zubov will report to Nill and consult with the hockey operations department on all matters regarding the Stars, Texas of the American Hockey League and the team's prospects.

Since retiring from hockey in 2011, Zubov has spent eight seasons coaching in the Kontinental Hockey League, including coaching Sochi to the KHL playoffs in each of the past two seasons. Zubov also served as a defensive assistant for the Russian National Team in 2015.

Selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round (No. 85) of the 1990 NHL Draft, Zubov had 771 points (152 goals, 619 assists) in 1,068 games through 16 NHL seasons with the Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Stars, and 117 points (24 goals, 93 assists) in 164 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994 and the Stars in 1999.

It was announced in November that Zubov will have his No. 56 retired by the Stars next season.

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