|1993-1994||New York Rangers|
Zubov has a connection with another Hockey Hall of Famer. He was selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round (No. 85) of the 1990 NHL Draft, a pick the Rangers obtained as compensation when Guy Lafleur signed with the Quebec Nordiques as a free agent on July 14, 1989.
The Rangers selected Zubov, a Moscow native, after his second season with CSKA Moscow. He played two more full seasons in Russia before coming to North America in the fall of 1992. Zubov played 30 games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League before joining the Rangers to stay and finishing his NHL rookie season with 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists) in 49 games.