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Dainius Zubrus
Dainius Zubrus
Left Wing
Number: 8
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 16, 1978
Birthplace: Elektrenai, Lithuania
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, July 3, 2007.
Drafted: PHI / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (15th overall)
2012-13: Injuries during sixth season in New Jersey limited playing time to just 22 games and production to 2g-7a-9pts...Recorded points in back-to-back games three times: Apr. 18-20 (1g-1a-2pts), Apr. 7-10 (2a) and Jan. 31-Feb. 2 (2a)...Missed 26 contests Feb. 7-Mar. 30 with left wrist injury and subsequent surgery on Feb. 14...Returned to lineup Apr. 1 vs. NY Islanders/removed from Injured Reserve List that day; was placed on I.R.Feb.13...Re-signed with Devils July 4, 2013...2011-12: One of five players in Devils’ lineup – and one of just three forwards (Z. Parise & P. Sykora) – to appear in all 82 games; played in every game for third time...Seventeen goals, 27 assists and 44 points were his most in seven seasons with New Jersey...Recorded assists/points in season-high five straight games Nov. 5-15 (1g-5a-6pts)...Posted six multiple-point games, including season-high 1g-2a-3pts Feb. 2 vs. Montreal...Two-point games included 2g Oct. 25 at Los Angeles... Reached 200-goal mark in NHL career Jan. 2 at Ottawa; played in NHL milestone 1,000th career contest Nov. 16 at Buffalo; and reached/surpassed 500pt mark with 1g-1a-2pts Nov. 8 vs. Carolina...Notched career-high three shorthanded goals; entered campaign with two career SHG (last time, Nov. 4, ‘03 at TB)...Appeared in all 24 post- season games; recorded career-high 3g-7a-10pts en-route to first Stanley Cup Finals appearance since rookie campaign...Total showed 2g in game four of ECSF vs. Philadelphia, including game-winning score...2010-11: Recorded13g- 17a-30pts overall; 13g were tied for fourth (J. Arnott & T. Zajac) on squad...Totals included season-high five-game point-scoring streak Oct. 16-27 (1g-5a-6pts)...Recorded three 2pt games, including 2g Feb. 19 at Carolina...Reached 300-assist mark in NHL career with 1g-1a effort Feb. 3 at NY Rangers...Recorded lone power play goal Dec. 10 at Ottawa...Missed last 2 games with upper body injury (not head) suffered Apr. 6 vs. Toronto...2009-10: Playing time was limited to 51 games after seeing action in all 82 games during each of his previous two seasons with squad...Appeared in his 900th career NHL game Apr. 3 at Carolina; posted 1g-1a-2pts to reach/surpass 100pt mark with club...Tied for second on team (5 others) with 4 GWG (Parise, 5)...Totaled points in season-high four straight games Apr. 3-10 (2g-4a-6pts)...Recorded five multiple-point games, including season-high 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 29 vs. Toronto...Missed 30 contests Nov. 21-Jan. 23 with leg injury; appeared in career-high 203 consecutive games from Mar. 2, 2007-Nov. 19, 2009... 2008-09: Played in all 82 games for second straight season...Saw action in his 800th career NHL game Dec. 17 at Buffalo; recorded 400th career point with goal Oct. 24 vs. Philadelphia...Fifteen goals/40pts surpassed previous season’s 13g and 38pts; 25a tied 2007-08 output...Matched franchise record with career-high 4g Nov. 23 at Tampa Bay for second career NHL hat trick; joined P. Elias (Mar. 30, ’03), J. Madden/R. McKay (Oct. 28, ’00) and P. Verbeek (Feb. 28, ’88)...Totaled seven multiple-point games overall, including 1g-2a-3pts Dec. 12 vs. NY Rangers; 2pt efforts included 2g Jan. 4 vs. Ottawa...Posted points in season-high four straight games Oct. 24-Nov. 1 (2g-3a-5pts)...Appeared in 100th game with New Jersey Nov. 20 vs. Florida...2007-08: One of only four players (S. Brylin, B. Gionta & Zajac) in lineup to appear in all 82 contests...Finished with nine multiple-point games, including 2g Nov. 8 vs. Philadelphia...Appeared in his 700th career NHL game Oct. 31 vs. Tampa Bay...Recorded points in season-high three straight games twice, most recently Mar. 13-19 (3g-1a-4pts); stretch included goals in three straight...Made Devils’ debut in season opener Oct. 4 at Tampa Bay...2006-07: Registered career highs across the board with 24g, 36a and 60pts...Acquired by Sabres from Capitals Feb. 27; traded mid-season for third time in NHL career...Made Buffalo debut Mar. 2 vs. Montreal; posted first goal with squad Mar. 10 vs. New Jersey...Recorded 10 PPG; reached double-figures for second straight year...Totals included three season-high 4-game point-scoring streaks, most recently Jan. 18-27 (1g-4a-5pts)...Recorded 17 multiple- point games, including four 3pt efforts, most recently 1g-2a Feb. 8 vs. Los Angeles...Had four multiple-goal efforts, including back-to-back 2g games Oct. 30-Nov. 3...Reached/surpassed 200a mark in NHL career with 2a Dec. 15 at Atlanta...Saw action in 15 playoff games for first NHL post-season action since 2002-03 and most since rookie campaign...Eight assists/pts were his most since 1997 playoffs (5g-4a-9pts)...Posted 3a in game 1 of ECQF vs. NYIslanders...2005-06: Served as alternate captain during final full season with Capitals...Goal (23), assist (34) and point (57) totals were his most in five seasons with squad...Posted career-high13PPG; surpassed his total from previous three seasons combined...Set career high with 181 shots on goal, while sharing team lead (A. Ovechkin) with 5 GWG...Recorded his 100th career NHL goal Jan. 8 vs. Florida, played in 600th game Mar. 30 at Montreal and posted 300th career point with assist in regular-season finale Apr. 18 at Tampa Bay...Posted career-high 7-game point-scoring stretch Mar. 6-18 (2g-7a-9pts)...Matched career high with 3a Apr.7 vs. Carolina (since tied)...2004-05: Played 42 games for Lada Togliatti (Rus.); finished with 8g-11a-19pts en-route to second-place finish...Led team in penalty minutes during both the regular-season (85) and playoffs (22)...Represented Lithuania at spring’s World Championships after playing for Russia eight months earlier at World Cup...2003-04: Ranked second on the team (J.Halpern,19) in goals (12) and third in assists/points (15/27); led squad with 115 shots and was tied for second (K. Miller) with 6 PPG (Halpern, 7)...Played in his 500th career NHL game Nov. 10 at Los Angeles...Notched assists in three straight games Nov. 24-28 (3a)...Recorded his first career penalty shot goal Dec.11 vs. Boston’s A.Raycroft on his second career attempt; added 2a, including his 100th point with Washington...Posted 2g, including second career SH tally November 4 at Tampa Bay and lone career game-tying goal Dec. 19 vs. Toronto...Missed 10 games with foot injury to open 2004 calendar year; also missed 18 games with muscle strain in chest...Appeared in his 200th game with Caps Mar.13 at Atlanta... 2002-03: Ranked second on the team with plus-15 mark (K. Klee, +22), his highest in five seasons with Washington... Appeared in his 100th game with team Nov. 19 vs. San Jose...Scored first goal of season Nov. 23 vs. Atlanta to open stretch of appearances with goals to four (4g)...Missed 14 of 15 games Nov. 27-Dec. 28 with hand injury...Also recorded 4-game point-scoring streak Mar. 14-22 (1g-6a- 7pts)...Tallied his 200th career NHL point with assist Feb. 24 vs. Montreal...Matched career high with 3a Mar.20 at Calgary (since tied)...Tallied 2g in game 3 of ECQF vs.TampaBay; unsuccessful on overtime PS attempt vs. N. Khabibulin...2001-02: Set career highs for assists/points in a game in 1g-3a-4pt effort Mar. 26 at Buffalo (since tied)...Tallied 2a Nov. 6 at Toronto for first multiple-point game with squad...2000- 01: Traded mid-season for second time in two years/NHL career; acquired by Caps Mar.13...Recorded first career hat trick Oct. 14 vs. Chicago...Appeared in 300th career NHL contest/posted 1g-1a-2pts Nov. 1 vs. Detroit...Unsuccessful on first career PS attempt Nov. 3 at Buffalo (D. Hasek)... Made Capitals’ debut Mar. 15 at Carolina; scored his first Caps’ goal with PP tally Apr. 5 vs. Florida... Missed 19 games with concussion suffered Dec. 21 vs. Nashville...1999-00: Ranked first on Montreal in assists (28), second in points (42) and third in shots (139)...Posted season-high 4-game point-scoring streak Dec. 4-11 (2g-3a- 5pts)...Tallied consecutive multiple-point games Jan. 19 vs. NY Islanders (2a) and Jan. 22 vs. Pittsburgh (2g-1a)...1998-99: Scored first career SHG/added assist Dec. 29 at Calgary...Traded to Montreal from Philadelphia Mar. 10; recorded GWG in Habs’ debut Mar. 11 at St. Louis...1997-98: Recorded 8g-25a- 33pts overall; career-high five (since tied) of 8g were GWG...Finished second on the team (J. LeClair, +30)/sixth in the league with career-high +29mark; improved from previous season’s+3mark...Posted first career 3pt game in 1g-2a, +4 effort Oct. 11 at Montreal...Notched consecutive 3pt games Nov. 3 at St. Louis (1g-2a) and Nov. 6 vs. Edmonton (1g-2a)...1996-97: Became youngest player in Flyers’ franchise history with NHL debut Oct. 5 vs. Florida (18 yrs., 3 mo. & 19 days); scored first career goal vs. former Devil J. Vanbiesbrouck...Recorded 1g and first NHL assist for first career multiple-point game Nov. 30 at Ottawa...Appeared in all 19 playoff games; reached SCF in rookie campaign...Recorded career-high 5g-4a-9pts (since surpassed), including first playoff goal Apr. 21 at Pittsburgh...OTHER: Split 1995-96 season between Pembroke of the CJHL, recording 19g and 13a in 28 games and Caledon of the MTJHL, scoring 3g and 7a in 7 games.