Player Profile: Dainius Zubrus

Dainius ZubrusNUMBER: 8
HEIGHT: 6′ 5″
POSITION: Center
SHOOTS: Left
BORN: June 16, 1978
BIRTHPLACE: Elektrenai, Lithuania

Dainius Zubrus was drafted 15th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. His rookie season, he helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Final. In 1999, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens, and in 2001 he would play for the Washington Capitals. In February of 2007, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, and in July of that year he would become a free agent! Lucky for us Devils fans, he signed a 6 year contract worth $20.4 million to play for us!

The “Lithuanian Locomotive” (as Chico would call him) had one of the best offensive games in Devils history on November 23, 2008 when he tied a team record by scoring 4 goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, leading the team to a 7-3 victory.

Zubrus is one of my absolute favorite players on our team. He’s a total package. He can pass, he can shoot, he can score, and he’s not afraid to throw his weight around when he needs to!

In addition to his presence on the ice, Zubie has a wonderful personality off the ice. He has made many public appearances and I’ve had the privilege of getting multiple chances to talk to him. He’s quick to smile, has a great sense of humor, and takes the time to answer any question (no matter how silly sounding) his fans have.

So, here’s to you, Dainius Zubrus!

Dainius Zubrus & Kim

Dainius Zubrus & Kim

2010-2011 Season Stats
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
79 13 17 30 -11 53 1 0 2 115 11.3
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Posted on August 25, 2011, in Devils Army, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Player Profile and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Woooooo Zubbie! <3 My favorite current Devil. He's a beast on the ice and sweet off of it!

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