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Stars raise Sergei Zubov's No. 56 to rafters

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No Dallas Stars player will ever wear No. 56 again.

The team retired Hall of Fame defenseman Sergei Zubov's number prior to Friday's game against the Washington Capitals.

The Stars aired a tribute video of Zubov's highlights before the ceremony got underway.

As chants of "Zub" reigned down from the crowd during his speech, Zubov graciously thanked the Stars faithful.

Zubov then watched as his No. 56 got raised to the rafters of the American Airlines Center.

In 839 games across 12 seasons with the Stars, Zubov recorded 549 points, which ranks seventh on the franchise's all-time list and most among Dallas defensemen. He helped lead the Stars to their only Stanley Cup in 1999, recording 13 points in 23 playoff games while averaging over 30 minutes per contest. Zubov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019.

Neal Broten (No. 7), Bill Goldsworthy (No. 8), Mike Modano (No. 9), Bill Masterton (No. 19), and Jere Lehtinen (No. 26) are the only other players in Stars franchise history to have their jersey retired.

Stars raise Sergei Zubov's No. 56 to rafters
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