Was Dallas’ nominee for the Masterton Trophy for perseverance, dedication to hockey and sportsmanship…Led the Stars in average ice time (25:41)…Missed 35 of the final 41 games due to injury
(fractured foot, sports hernia)…Despite missed time, still led Stars defensemen in scoring…Returned to the lineup in Game Two of the Western Semifinals vs. San Jose…Appeared in 11 playoff games overall, scoring 1-5-6 points.
The highest-scoring Russian-born defenseman in NHL history. Entering the 2008-09 season ranks among all-time defensemen leaders in NHL history: assists – 16th, points – 17th, games – 58th; Ranks among active NHL defensemen: goals – 7th, assists – 3rd (Chelios, Lidstrom), points – 3rd (Chelios, Lidstrom), games – 12th…On Stars franchise all-time lists, ranks third in games played (829), third in assists (434), and sixth in points (545)…Is the only NHL defenseman to collect 30+ assists in each of the last 12 seasons...In 2006-07, led the team in average ice time (25:56), was second in assists (42) and third in points (54)...Became the third European defensemen (also Lidstrom and Salming) and the first Russian d-man to record 700 career NHL points on Dec. 16 at Los Angeles...Appeared in his 1,000th career NHL game on Mar. 15 vs. Calgary, registering two assists and became the ninth European born defensemen to play in 1,000 NHL contests…In 2005-06, for the first time in his career, was nominated for the Norris Trophy (finished third behind Lidstrom and Niedermayer)...Also was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team...Tied his career-high with 13 goals and tied for the second most assists and the third most points by a d-men in a single season in franchise history...Is the only active d-men to post 30 or more assists and 40 or more points in 10 straight seasons...Surpassed Craig Hartsburg as the all-time franchise assists leader among d-men on Dec. 7 vs. Florida (his 316th assist with Dallas)...Became the all-time defensemen scoring leader in team history on Jan. 8 at Detroit...During the post-season, tied for first in assists (5) and points (6)...Did not play competitive hockey in 2004-05. In 2003-04, among NHL leaders, ranked tied for 14th in power play assists (21)...Appeared in his 800th career NHL game on Nov. 22 at St. Louis...Registered two assists, his first was his 600th career NHL point on Feb. 20 vs. Colorado...Played in a career-high 211 straight games from Dec. 12, 2001-Mar. 22, 2004In 2002-03, among NHL defensemen, ranked tied for third in assists (44), fourth in points (55) and tied for fifth in power play goals (8)...Collected a career-high eight-game assist streak (0-9-9), Oct. 17-Nov. 1, the streak tied for the second longest in the NHL in 02-03...During the 2003 post-season, finished second among NHLdefensemen in points (14)and in assists (10)...In 2001-02, ranked sixth in the NHLin average ice-time per game (26:46)...Registered his 100th career NHLgoal on Dec. 23 at Atlanta...In 2000-01, ranked sixth in the NHLin average ice-time (26:36)...Among league defensemen, finished sixth in assists (41), tied for ninth in points (51), power play assists (20) and plus/minus (+22)...In 1999-00, was second in the NHLin average ice time per game with 28:50 (Pronger, 30:14)...Posted his 300th career NHLassist with his first assist of a season-high three on Oct. 1 vs. Pittsburgh...Suffered a sprained MCL of the right knee on Mar. 29, missing the final five games of the regular season and the first five games of the playoffs...Finished tied for first in the NHLin playoff PP assists (6) and tied for second in PP points (7)...In 1998-99, he tied for eighth in the NHL in defensemen scoring (51)Was first on the team in defensemen points, was second in assists (41) and PP assists (22) and was tied for second in PP points (27)Led the Stars and tied for the NHL lead with a +13 rating during the playoffsIn 1997-98, ranked first on the team in assists (47) and tied for third in points (57)...Led all NHL defensemen in assists, tied for second in defensemen scoring, was third in PP assists (29), tied for fifth in PP points (34)...Placed ninth overall in the NHL in assists...Had the highest point-per-game average (0.78) of all NHLdefensemen...Was the Stars second leading scorer in the playoffs (4-5-9)...Finished fourth on the Stars in 1996-97 in assists (30) and tied for fifth in points (43)...Was first among team defensemen in goals (13) and second in assists and points...Acquired by Dallas from Pittsburgh for Kevin Hatcher on June 22, 1996...In 1995-96, finished tied for seventh among NHL defensemen in points (66) and had the second best points-per-game average (1.03) among all defensemen...In 1994-95, ranked third on the NY Rangers in points (36) and was ninth in the NHL among defensemen...Led the Rangers in 1993-94 and placed second in the NHL in defensemen scoring with 89 points (12-77-89)...Became the first defenseman to lead a team in scoring that finished first overall in the NHL...Was first on the Rangers and first among NHL defensemen in assists (77)...Only the second defenseman in Rangers history to record over 70 assists in a season...During the Rangers Stanley Cup run, recorded 19 points (5-14-19), fourth on the team.
Was a member of Team Russia at the 1996 World Cup...Played for the C.I.S. team that won the Gold Medal at the 1992 Olympics...On the Russian World Jr. team that won the Gold Medal in 1989 and the Silver Medal in 1990.
Hometown:Moscow, Russia...Married: wife, Irina; son, Pavel, and daughter, Anastasia...Nickname is Zubie...Enjoys fishing in the off-season and watching basketball.