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Mats Zuccarello | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 179
Contract: view contract details

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According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, the New York Rangers and Mats Zuccarello are closing in on a contract extension.
Head coach Alain Vigneault mentioned that it was entirely possible that Zuccarello could be traded by Monday's trade deadline, but that may have just been a scare tactic. The deal isn't done yet, but Lavoie has reason to believe it will be completed shortly. Mar 1 - 4:23 PM

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Rangers' head coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn't know if Mats Zuccarello will be a member of the New York Rangers after tomorrow.

Monday is the NHL's trade deadline and the Rangers may be looking to deal Zuccarello after contract extension talks broke down. The 27-year-old is a serviceable player of the blue shirts but it looks as though they would rather trade him than lose him for nothing at the end of the season.
Mar 1 - 2:31 PM

Various reports, including that of the New York Post's Larry Brooks, indicate that the New York Rangers might be willing to trade Mats Zuccarello after contract extension talks broke down.

This certainly isn't the first time that the Rangers have decided to trade a key player when it was clear that he wouldn't be affordable. The 27-year-old has 12 goals and 35 points with 35 PIM in 58 games so far in 2014-15. It's unclear what kind of package the Rangers would be looking for in Zuccarello.
Feb 28 - 12:30 PM

Mats Zuccarello has been taken off the Rangers' top power-play unit.

Martin St. Louis assumed his old spot in Zuccarello's place. Zuccarello spent a little under two weeks on the top power-play unit, but he only ended up recording three points in six games over that span.
Feb 24 - 10:32 AM

Mats Zuccarello and the Rangers are "not remotely close on a contract extension," according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

But this doesn’t mean the Rangers are going to move the pending unrestricted free agent before the March 2 trade deadline, either. Brooks reports the Rangers had previously offered between $4 million and $4.25 million a year, while Zuccarello is targeting "well in excess" of $5 million per year on a long-term deal. Zuccarello has 12 goals and 34 points this season, but his value goes way beyond that as someone who creates offense, drives possession and plays a solid defensive game.
Feb 22 - 2:07 AM

Mats Zuccarello scored a goal in a 6-3 victory over Colorado on Thursday.

Zuccarello extended his point streak to seven contests. He now has 11 goals and 32 points in 51 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 13 - 11:09 AM

Mats Zuccarello has been moved up to the top power-play unit.

Martin St. Louis slid to the second power-play group as a result. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault has been very happy with Zuccarello's play as of late on a line with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard, so Vigneault wanted to keep that trio intact with the man advantage. Zuccarello is on a six-game point streak, giving him 10 goals and 31 points in 50 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 12 - 9:32 AM

Mats Zuccarello scored a pair of goals for the Rangers in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Toronto.

The offensive dynamo has suffered from bad puck luck this year, but with 10 goals and 21 points in 50 contests he has managed to remain relatively productive. The Rangers also received contributions from Kevin Hayes, Dan Boyle and Dominic Moore in the win.
Feb 10 - 11:04 PM

Mats Zuccarello is on a five-game point streak.

Zuccarello had an assist in the Rangers' 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas. He has eight goals and 29 points in 49 contests this season.
Feb 9 - 5:14 AM

Mats Zuccarello has been tough to contain as of late, as the 27-year-old has a goal and four assists in his last four games.

The Norwegian flash has 28 points in 48 games this season. He is fourth on the team in assists with 19 and his four-game assist streak is the longest by a Ranger this season.
Feb 7 - 8:51 PM

Mats Zuccarello played alongside Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard on Wednesday.

The line will stay together on Saturday, at least to start the game. "It’s normal," Zuccarello said of the line switch. "You go through a season, you go through stuff like this all the time. You have to spark the team a little bit. We were down in a slump there a little bit, it’s normal." Zuccarello has a goal and four points in his last three games and now has eight goals and 27 points in 47 games.
Source: NY Post
Feb 7 - 8:50 AM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wants to see the Rangers re-sign Mats Zuccarello.

Zuccarello is playing out a one-year, $3.5 million contract. After recording 59 points in 77 contests in 2013-14, Zuccarello has taken a step back this season, but it hasn't been a bad campaign. He still has eight goals and 26 points in 46 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 3 - 6:48 PM

Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win versus Florida.

Zuccarello now has eight goals and 26 points in 46 contests. At this point we doubt he'll match his 2013-14 mark of 59 points, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him pick up the pace enough to flirt with the 50-point milestone this season.
Feb 3 - 9:04 AM

Mats Zuccarello was demoted to the Rangers' third line in Saturday's 4-1 win over Carolina.

Zuccarello had been skating on the Rangers' top line with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash, but coach Alain Vigneault felt the need to shake things up. Zuccarello has just one goal in his last 19 games. J.T. Miller took his spot on the first line. "I’m gonna make a couple subtle little changes that we’re gonna see here tonight when the game starts," Vigneault said pre-game. "I just feel right now – not that we’ve played bad, not that we haven’t generated some quality chances – but sometimes you’ve just got to tweak things a bit to see if you can’t help jumpstart it. Obviously offensively here the last couple of games hasn’t been to our liking, so we’re gonna subtly see if we can’t kick-start something."
Feb 1 - 9:45 AM

Mats Zuccarello has no goals and two assists in his last nine games.

After a huge season in 2013-14 when he had 19 goals and 40 assists, Zuccarello has not been an offensive presence this season as he has only seven goals and 23 points in 44 games. He is a plus-10 which is good but his lack of penalty minutes hurts his limited fantasy value in traditional pools.
Jan 31 - 8:51 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Keith Yandle
4Marc Staal
5Kevin Klein
6Dan Boyle
7Matt Hunwick
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot
3Mackenzie Skapski