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Mats Zuccarello | Winger | #36

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 179
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Mats Zuccarello amassed four points, including three assists, in Saturday's 8-5 loss to Toronto.
Zuccarello's efforts helped the Rangers rally from a 5-1 deficit, but the Leafs pulled away again in the third period. He earned a point on four straight goals by the Rangers. J.T. Miller, Marc Staal and Kevin Shattenkirk finished the match with a goal and an assist each, while Chris Kreider earned a pair of helpers in the defeat. Oct 7 - 11:19 PM

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Mats Zuccarello recorded an assist in the Rangers' 4-2 loss to Colorado in their opener.

Zuccarello didn't record any shots though and finished with a minus-two rating. He had 15 goals and 59 points in 80 contests last season and it's reasonable to expect a similar output from him in 2017-18.
Source: NY Post
Oct 6 - 10:40 AM

Mats Zuccarello picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

This was a huge win for the Rangers, as it allowed them to cut the deficit to 2-1 in the series. Zuccarello opened the scoring at the 5:31 mark of the first period, and he also picked up the only assist on Michael Grabner’s goal less than 10 minutes later. Zuccarello finished the night with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and two hits in 18:16 of ice time. The Rangers forward now has four goals and six points in nine games this postseason. Rick Nash and Oscar Lindberg also found the back of the net for the Rangers. Game 4 will be played in New York on Thursday night.
May 2 - 10:09 PM

Mats Zuccarello scored twice to lead the New York Rangers in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 on Saturday.

Zuccarello had been fairly quiet in the first round series prior to Saturday's contest as he had one goal and no assists in five games, but he came through when the Rangers needed him the most. Thanks in part to his efforts, the Rangers are heading to the second round to face the winner of the series between the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. Derek Stepan scored an empty-net goal to seal the game for New York. Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller, Mika Zibanejad, Dan Girardi, and Ryan McDonagh each registered an assist.
Apr 22 - 11:01 PM

Mats Zuccarello found the back of the net in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal.

His first marker of the series gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead going into the third period and it looked like it would be the game winner until Tomas Plekanec tied the score at 3-3 with 17.3 seconds left in regulation. Zuccarello also played a feisty game on Friday with six penalty minutes and five hits.
Source: NY Post
Apr 15 - 8:52 AM

Mats Zuccarello returns to action on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

He's picked up 15 goals and 59 points along with 52 blocks and 85 hits in 79 games.
Source: Dan Rosen
Apr 9 - 6:10 PM

Mats Zuccarello (undisclosed) won't play Saturday in Ottawa.

The talented winger is considered day-to-day, but is expected to be ready for the playoffs.
Apr 8 - 12:18 PM

Mats Zuccarello (undisclosed) will sit out Wednesday's game versus Washington.

He is a bit banged up and is listed as day-to-day. Zuccarello skipped Tuesday's practice for maintenance, but he is expected to be ready for the playoffs. The Rangers will also rest Ryan McDonagh, Jesper Fast and Rich Nash on Wednesday night.

Mats Zuccarello pitched in three assists on Sunday night to help the Rangers top Philadelphia 4-3 and secure the first wild card berth.

Zuccarello has points in five of his last six games, and is now up to 15 goals and 59 points on the season. He'll have one more week to try and top his career high of 61 points set last year.
Apr 3 - 2:07 AM

Mats Zuccarello scored his 15th goal of the season on Wednesday.

This is the fourth straight season that Zuccarello has recorded at least 15 goals, though he'll almost certainly finish significantly below his 2015-16 total of 26 markers. At any rate, he's been hot as the season's nears its end as he has recorded at least a point in five of his last six contests.
Mar 23 - 10:58 AM

Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers.

Zuccarello opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 2:34 mark of the first period. His second of the game tied it at three with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Zuccarello missed his attempt in the shootout. He has 14 goals 50 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 17 - 10:11 PM

Mats Zuccarello is inching towards his career high in assists, as he picked up his 32nd of the year in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win past the Devils.

He now sits just eight shy of matching his career high. With 44 points in 61 games, Zuccarello continues to be a consistent force in New York's offense.
Feb 25 - 9:02 PM

Mats Zuccarello scored his third goal of the month in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.

The veteran winger now has five months in eight games in February, which is about as good a rate as one can hope for from a non-elite. He's now up to 12 goals and 43 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 19 - 3:37 PM

Mats Zuccarello is projected to play with Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan on Monday night.

Coach Alain Vigneault also intends to reunite the trio of Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejad and Rick Nash against Columbus based on Sunday's line rushes.

Mats Zuccarello popped in his ninth goal of the season to help the New York Rangers edge the visiting Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Monday night.

Zuccarello's goal came at 6:40 of the third period. It lifted the Rangers into a 3-1 lead. Brandon Pirri scored an unassisted goal to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 11:31 of the first period. It was his eighth goal of the season. Matt Puempei made it 2-0 at 13:28 of the second period.
Jan 23 - 11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Adam Cracknell
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Tony DeAngelo
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec