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Dainius Zubrus  #8

New Jersey Devils  Right Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Elektrenai, Lithuania
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: PHI / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)
Needs 20 GP to reach 500 with NJ & 31 for 1,200 in NHL career…2013-14: Appeared in every game for fourth time in seven seasons with NJ/NHL career...Totaled 13g-13a-26pts overall…Recorded six multi-point games/two 2g matches: Apr. 5 at Car.and Dec. 14 vs. TB...Registered 1g-1a-2pts Jan. 14 at Mtl., Dec. 21 at Wsh. and Nov. 29 at Car.; also posted 2a Nov. 16 vs. Pit...Had season-high four-game point-scoring streak Dec. 7-14 (3g-2a-5pts), as well as points in three straight Nov. 16-21 (4a)...Also had points in back-to-back games twice: Nov. 27-29 (1g-2a-3pts) and Nov. 10-12 (1g-1a-2pts)...Notched lone GWG Nov. 12 at NYR...Appeared in his 1,100th career NHL game Nov. 2 vs. Phi.; played in his 400th game with NJ in home opener Oct. 4 vs. NYI…Reached 200-point mark with squad with goal Nov. 29 at Car.
Traded to Montreal by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Matt Carkner) in 1999 Entry Draft and NY Islanders' 6th round choice (previously acquired, Montreal selected Scott Selig) in 2000 Entry Draft for Mark Recchi, March 10, 1999. Traded to Washington by Montreal with Trevor Linden and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Andreas Holmqvist) in 2001 Entry Draft for Richard Zednik, Jan Bulis and Washington's 1st round choice (Alexander Perezhogin) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), July 1, 2004. Traded to Buffalo by Washington with Timo Helbling for Jiri Novotny and Buffalo's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Nicholas Petrecki) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 3, 2007.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players