Centre Christian Dube played parts of two seasons with the New York Rangers in the late 90s. He was a top junior prospect who ultimately found a home on the larger ice surface in Europe.
Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Dube played the 1992-93 season with HC Martigny of the Swiss Second Division before joining the Sherbrooke Faucons of the QMJHL. He was chosen 39th overall by the Rangers in 1995 after he scored 36 goals for Sherbrooke. He returned to junior, notched 52 goals and helped Canada win the gold medal at the 1996 World Junior Championship. Following the season Dube was voted the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year, placed on the Canadian Major Junior first all-star team and named to the QMJHL first all-star team. The next year he spent 27 games with the Rangers but was sent to the World Junior tourney where he won a second straight championship.
Dube also enjoyed success domestically when he joined the Hull Olympiques and helped them win the 1997 Memorial Cup. The talented pivot was named the MVP of the tournament. After spending most of the next two seasons in the AHL, Dube returned to Switzerland with HC Lugano. He led the league with 25 goals in 1999-00 then followed up with 20 the next season.