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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 (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

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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

Mats Zuccarello has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Zuccarello reportedly wanted $4.5 million annual salary as part of a long-term deal, but the Rangers probably favored giving him a "show me" contract instead. He had 19 goals and 59 points in 77 games last season, but his previous campaigns in the NHL had been something of a mixed bag.
Jul 22 - 6:07 PM

Mats Zuccarello is reportedly looking for about $4.5 million annually on a long-term deal.

Zuccarello is expected to make $3.7 million to $4 million if his case goes to an arbitration hearing. He had 19 goals and a team-leading 59 points in 77 games in 2013-14 campaign.
Source: NY Post
Jul 17 - 8:46 PM

Mats Zuccarello is scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on July 25.

That's assuming of course that the Rangers can't sign him before that date. Zuccarello scored 19 goals and a team-leading 59 points in 77 contests in 2013-14.
Jul 9 - 4:41 PM

Mats Zuccarello has filed for salary arbitration.

The Rangers have engaged in "good" talks with Zuccarello already, so there's a chance that the matter will be settled before the negotiations go to an arbitrator.
Jul 5 - 1:47 PM

Mats Zuccarello's agent, Craig Oster, said he had a "good" meeting with assistant GM Jeff Gorton last weekend at the NHL draft.

The Rangers don't have much cap space, but they are obviously very interested in keeping Zuccarello in the fold and rewarding his impressive 2013-14 performance. He led the team with 59 points in 77 games last season.
Jul 3 - 5:35 PM

The New York Rangers will spend most, if not all their savings on the Brad Richards buyout, on retaining their own restricted free agents.

The Rangers will save over $6.6 million per season on the salary cap with the compliance buyout of Richards but will have to give it to Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot. The trio earned $5.65 million last season but will make upwards of $11 million in 2014-15. Do not expect the Rangers to be going after any big free agents when the frenzy begins on July 1.
Source: NY Post
Jun 22 - 7:25 AM

Mats Zuccarello is a restricted free agent and should command a long-term deal from the Rangers this off-season.

Zuccarello has only one year left until unrestricted free agency so the Rangers will have to give the Norwegian a three-four year contract to keep him happy. He was making $1.15 million this past season but his offensive prowess with 19 goals and 59 points in the regular season and five goals to go with eight assists in the playoffs, will garner him a hefty raise.
Source: NY Post
Jun 16 - 7:52 AM

Mats Zuccarello and the Rangers were obviously happy to avoid elimination on Wednesday night.

"It was probably our worst game of the series and we win," Zuccarello said. "We've had some bad bounces for us. Today, we had them on our side. It was good to see." New York needed something to help them believe that they could come back in this series and they appeared to have lady luck on their side in Game 4.
Jun 12 - 9:34 AM

The New York Rangers scored only once on eight power play chances during the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final.

It's only a little worse than during the rest of the playoffs as they had 11 goals on 81 chances coming into the Los Angeles series. "I think we had a lot of quality chances, we just didn't score," Mats Zuccarello said. "And we have to score."
Source: NY Post
Jun 9 - 8:25 AM

Mats Zuccarello’s points in the Game 2 loss to the Kings were his first in seven games.

Zuccarello last recorded a point on May 17, the first game of the series against the Canadiens. Saturday, he scored and assisted. He played 23:47, took a penalty, had three shots and recorded six hits. The Norwegian winger now has five goals and 13 points in the playoffs, and continues to drive puck possession. Obviously the Rangers will need more of this to climb out of their 2-0 series hole.
Jun 8 - 12:28 AM

Mats Zuccarello is the seventh Norwegian-born player to skate in the NHL and the first to reach the Stanley Cup Final.

"I watched my first Stanley Cup Final in 1996, Colorado and Florida," said Zuccarello. "I remember waking up and before going to school, seeing Uwe Krupp score in the third overtime. I didn't think it was live. I watched bits and pieces as a teenager, because the games are in the middle of the night, like Colorado in 2001, because that was my favorite team, against New Jersey, the last game." He would like to be a role model for aspiring hockey players in his country and he's looking forward to getting a shot at the Stanley Cup. Zuccarello has collected four goals and 11 points in 20 postseason contests.
Jun 2 - 3:46 PM

Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two helpers in New York's 7-2 blowout win over Montreal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He leads the Rangers in scoring with seven assists and 11 points in 15 playoff games. Zuccarello was also impressive during the regular season, where he had 59 points in 77 contests. He will become a restricted free agent this summer and will be a seeking a hefty pay raise.
May 17 - 4:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3Dominic Moore
4Chris Mueller
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Anthony Duclair
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Malone
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
8Mike Kostka
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot