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Dainius Zubrus

Dainius Zubrus  #8

Left Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Elektrenai, Lithuania
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: PHI / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)
Had points in two straight Mar. 29-31 (1g-1a-2pts)...Scored 3rd goal of season Mar. 10 at Min. to snap career-long 49-game goal-less drought...Appeared in 1,200th NHL game Dec. 31 at Det...Missed eight games Dec. 9-23 (leg lacerations); had played in 123 straight dating back to Apr. 1, '13...Had points in back-to-back games Dec. 4-6 (2a)...Appeared in 500th game with NJD Nov. 21 at Edm.; Scored 0:09 into Oct. 28 contest at Pit., the second-fastest (tie, G. Adams, Dec. 21, '85 at Hfd.) goal to start a road game in Devils' history...Netted GWG Oct. 9 at Phi...2013-14: Appeared in every game for fourth time in seven seasons with NJ...Totaled 13g-13a-26pts overall Recorded two 2g matches: Apr. 5 at Car.and Dec. 14 vs. TB...Had season-high four-game point-scoring streak Dec. 7-14 (3g-2a-5pts)...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 Oct. 4 vs. NYI Reached 200-point mark with NJ 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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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson