ST. LOUIS — Longtime NHL defenseman Sergei Zubov has been hired by the St. Louis Blues as a hockey operations consultant, the team announced Friday.
"Sergei was a champion in the NHL and is well respected in our league and also in Europe," Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said in a release. "We will rely heavily on his opinion and expertise as he monitors our European prospects."
Zubov, 42, played the final 12 of his 16 NHL seasons with the Dallas Stars. He also spent time with the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
A three-time NHL All-Star while with Dallas, Zubov ranks fourth overall in Dallas Stars' history in games played while he remains the franchise's all-time leader in all major offensive categories among defenseman.
Zubov won Stanley Cups in 1994 with the Rangers and in 1999 with the Stars, where current Blues coach Ken Hitchcock served as head coach with Armstrong in the front office.
The Russian native played in 1,068 NHL games and recorded 152 goals and 771 points. Zubov is the NHL's all-time leader in points among Russian-born defenseman and ranks 19th among defensemen overall.