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Mats Zuccarello | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 179
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Mats Zuccarello led the way for the Rangers with two goals in their 5-1 win over the Canucks on Saturday night.
The Rangers could use more games like this from the Norwegian winger who is getting scoring-line ice time. Zuccarello has not been as big a factor this season as he was in 2013-14, though there’s plenty of time to change that story line. The goals give him just six on the year, along with 13 points. Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller and Marc Staal also scored for New York, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead by 6:46 of the first period. Derick Brassard and Rick Nash chipped in with two assists apiece. Dec 14 - 1:24 AM

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Mats Zuccarello says that he is not letting pending free agency affect his play this season.

Zuccarello is off to a slow start with three goals and eight points in 15 games after a 59 point performance last season. He has been scoring of late with all three goals and seven points in eight games so it appears he is out of his slump although his overall stats are not up to his standards. "I think about it a little bit. It’s hard not to," Zuccarello said about possible free agency. "There are sometimes at night when it enters my mind but I don’t bring it to the rink with me. It’s not something that interferes with my preparation or my game."
Source: NY Post
Nov 16 - 7:10 AM

Mats Zuccarello had an assist in the Rangers' 4-3 shootout loss on Thursday.

Zuccarello has three goals and seven points in his last seven contests. That's quite the turnaround after he had just one assist in his first seven games.
Nov 14 - 10:58 AM

Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider each tallied a goal and an assist in the Rangers’ 5-4 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

With Derek Stepan (an assist in his return) back in the lineup, the Rangers seem to finally have their top-six settled, and it figures to be a dangerous group now with two capable centers. Zuccarello also had a team-high seven shots on goal in the loss, and he now has two goals and six points this season. Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin scored the other markers for New York.
Nov 8 - 10:58 PM

Mats Zuccarello (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday night.

Zuccarello wasn't available for Monday's game because of the ailment. He's projected to play alongside Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes.
Nov 5 - 6:46 PM

Mats Zuccarello (lower body) might be able to return on Wednesday.

Zuccarello missed Monday's contest, but he took part in Tuesday's practice. He was hurt during Saturday's game.
Nov 4 - 2:47 PM

Mats Zuccarello (lower body) took part in Tuesday's optional practice.

Zuccarello was hurt on Saturday and missed Monday's contest as a result. He has a goal and four points in nine games in 2014-15.
Nov 4 - 12:16 PM

Mats Zuccarello's undisclosed injury is related to his lower body.

Zuccarello sustained the ailment in the second period of Saturday's game. He wasn't able to participate in Monday's game and should be regarded as day-to-day for now.
Nov 4 - 10:49 AM

Mats Zuccarello (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for New York's pregame warmup, so it doesn't look like he'll be available to play Monday night.

He was listed as a game-time decision after missing the past two optional practices. Ryan Malone is on the ice and he's expected to fill in for Zuccarello.
Nov 3 - 6:33 PM

Mats Zuccarello will be a game-time decision on Monday night.

He missed a pair of optional skates on Sunday and Monday. Zuccarello was seen limping on Sunday after he appeared to be hurting in Saturday's 1-0 shootout loss to Winnipeg. He was receiving treatment Monday.
Nov 3 - 3:30 PM

Forward Mats Zuccarello broke out of his slump Monday night, producing three points to help the New York Rangers come back from 3-0 and 4-2 disadvantages in a dramatic 5-4 victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild.

The Rangers scored all five of their goals in the third period, with Zuccarello notching his first goal of the season and the game-winner. Zuccarello, who enjoyed a career year last season with 19 goals and 59 points, and Derick Brassard each had a goal and two assists for the Rangers, who also got goals from Kevin Klein, Rick Nash and Anthony Duclair. Nash and Klein each had a goal and an assist and defenseman Matt Hunwick picked up two assists. Klein and Nash scored 1:56 apart to slice Minnesota's 3-0 lead to 3-2 before five minutes elapsed in the third period. Minnesota scored to make it 4-2 but the Rangers responded with unanswered goals from Brassard, Duclair and Zuccarello. Duclair and Zuccarello scored 37 seconds apart to give the Rangers a 5-4 lead with 3:11 remaining.
Oct 27 - 10:10 PM

Mats Zuccarello is in a terrible slump with only one assist this season.

Zuccarello had a career year last season with 19 goals and 59 points but most people did not think he would repeat it this season. "I obviously want to contribute for the team," Zuccarello said. "It’s hard not to think about it. I think I just have to stay positive. Nothing’s going to change if you think negative. [But] it’s a little bit harder to sleep at night." Zuccarello is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after this season and he needs to pick up his game if he hopes to get a mega contract.
Oct 26 - 8:40 AM

Mats Zuccarello (upper body) returned to action on Tuesday October 14.

Zuccarello missed Sunday's game due to the ailment. He had a minus-one rating in 16:22 minutes of playing time.
Oct 15 - 2:06 AM

Mats Zuccarello wasn't able to play on Sunday due to an upper-body injury.

It's believed that Zuccarello's right shoulder is the issue. He should be regarded as day-to-day for now.
Oct 13 - 10:28 AM

Mats Zuccarello can be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, but he isn't thinking about his next contract.

"It doesn't matter what kind of deal you have, every season is the same," said Zuccarello, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal in July. "You come in and want to do the best you can for the team. I don't think about that at all. It ended up being the best for both parts in this situation and we’ll see what happens and it's nothing I think about right now." This will be the first training camp he's participated in with the Rangers where he knows he has a guaranteed spot. Zuccarello led the team in scoring last season with 59 points in 77 matches.
Sep 20 - 2:58 PM

Depth Charts

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