New Jersey Devils: Dainius Zubrus Still Has Lots of Hockey Left

March 9th, 2012 by NHLPA Leave a reply »
Dainius Zubrus has played plenty of hockey in his NHL career, over 1,000 regular season games, to be more specific. The savvy veteran can look back with pride, but he prefers to look forward instead.

He is the first Lithuanian to reach the four-digit mark in NHL games played, an accomplishment not lost on the former 15th-overall selection in the 1996 Entry Draft.

But for the native of Elektrenai, a city of roughly 14,000 people, and also the hometown of former NHLPA member Darius Kasparaitis, his desire to keep playing is his driving force.

“If you had told me 20 years ago that I would play in 1,000 NHL games, I probably would have thought you were crazy,” Zubrus told, in a recent interview. “Ten years ago, though, I would have felt it was something I would hope to achieve. I am very happy to have played in that many games.”


“I am only 33-years-old and I feel I have plenty of hockey still left to play and that’s what I want to do,” said Zubrus, who made his NHL debut with Philadelphia in 1996. “I love this game and I love to go out and co ...

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