No Dallas Stars player will ever wear No. 56 again.
The team announced Monday that it will retire legendary defenseman Sergei Zubov's famed No. 56 to the rafters of American Airlines Center during the 2020-21 season.
Zubov, who will be formally inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov. 18 along with former Stars teammate Guy Carbonneau, becomes the sixth player in Stars/North Stars history to have their jersey retired, joining Neal Broten (No. 7), Bill Goldsworthy (No. 8), Mike Modano (No. 9), Bill Masterton (No. 19) and Jere Lehtinen (No. 26).
Here's how Stars fans and the hockey world reacted to the news:
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Jeff Odom is the manager of DallasStars.com and covers the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter @jeffodom.