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Jason Zucker | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 186
College: Denver
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Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo says the team needs more from forward Jason Zucker.
Zucker sent a pass into teammate Matt Dumba's skates that led to Corey Perry's game winning goal on Friday. "With his speed, it’s just kind of a minor thing and these are learning moments," Yeo said. "If he can have a bit of a shoulder check, he can realize that he has a little bit more time and space, that he’s part of the attack as opposed to just moving it to somebody. It’s just trying to get his feet going and with his speed, that could be such a factor for us. We saw it on his goal. As much as anything else, I wanted to make sure he knows that one mistake, that’s part of the game, that’s part of the process for a young player and he’s still developing and you’ve got to move on from that and learn from it." Oct 19 - 12:09 PM

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Jason Zucker scored his second goal of the season on Friday night, beating Anaheim's Frederik Andersen.

Albeit it was a softy. Andersen probably should've had it as he wasn't settled yet when Zucker snapped one from the left dot off a rush. Then again, perhaps Zucker deserves credit for shooting before he got set. Either way, a goal is a goal and this one counts just the same.
Oct 18 - 1:28 AM

Jason Zucker made Minnesota's roster out of camp and he's determined to prove himself.

"I want to prove to myself that I'm not a callup and I can play in this league," said the 22-year-old forward. "I'm definitely not satisfied with it. I want to get better and I want to get better every day. I don't want to be just another guy. I want to be somebody who helps this team win on a daily basis." Zucker has eight goals and 12 points in 47 career NHL contests. He appeared in a career high 21 games last year.
Oct 7 - 10:42 AM

Jason Zucker has finally recovered from last season's leg surgery.

There were complications after a minor procedure Zucker had to his right knee in January which led to another surgery to repair a tendon in his right quadriceps that kept him from returning to the ice for the balance of the season. The good news is that the speedy Zucker is fully recovered and has been skating with his teammates for a few weeks. He will attempt to grab a third or fourth line job with the Wild this season but he has the potential to move up if everything breaks his way.
Sep 6 - 11:04 AM

Jason Zucker has inked a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Zucker's deal is two-ways in 2014-15, but it will be a one-way agreement in the second season of the contract. He had four goals and five points in 21 games with Minnesota last season, but he has significantly more offensive upside than those numbers imply.
Jul 15 - 4:11 PM

Jason Zucker underwent successful leg surgery on Tuesday.

Zucker won't be able to return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign. The good news is that he should be fine for the Wild's opening game next season. He had four goals and five points in 21 games this season.
Mar 26 - 6:55 PM

Jason Zucker requires additional surgery to repair a tendon in his right quadriceps.

Therefore, he will miss the rest of the season. "It's a setback, but he should be fine for next season," GM Chuck Fletcher said. "It's frustrating it came to all this. I feel badly for the kid." Zucker had a "minor" procedure on his knee during the Olympic break and he aggravated it during his training.
Mar 20 - 3:59 PM

Jason Zucker is unlikely to play again this season, according to GM Chuck Fletcher.

He aggravated his knee during his recovery and will probably require an additional procedure. "It's gone from something minor to not," Fletcher said. Zucker has skated in 21 games with the Wild this campaign and he's recorded five points.
Mar 19 - 11:06 AM

Jason Zucker (leg) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Zucker underwent a "minor" procedure over the Olympic break. He has four goals and five points in 21 games in 2013-14.
Feb 26 - 4:06 PM

Jason Zucker's doctor appointment determined that he won't be able to return to the ice at least another week.

That means he won't be available for Minnesota's road contest next week in Edmonton (Thursday) and Vancouver (Friday). Zucker had an operation on his leg shortly after the Olympic break started.
Feb 20 - 6:00 PM

Jason Zucker underwent a "minor" leg procedure during the Olympic break.

He didn't practice on Wednesday. He was scheduled to have a doctor's appointment that day and coach Mike Yeo hopes that Zucker will be able to rejoin the team soon.
Feb 20 - 1:18 PM

Jason Zucker will get out of the press box on Saturday.

Zucker was listed as a healthy scratch for three straight games. He has four goals in 18 contests this season.
Jan 31 - 4:58 PM

Jason Zucker celebrated his 22nd birthday on Thursday night.

He scored in Minnesota's 4-1 win over Edmonton to give him four goals in his last eight games. Zucker found the back of the net just eight seconds into the third to give him the fastest goal in Wild history to start a period.
Jan 17 - 9:12 AM

Jason Zucker got his first goal of the year in Thursday's win versus Buffalo.

He picked up three shots and logged 11:36 of ice time in his eigth appearance with the Wild this campaign. Zucker has five goals and eight points in 34 NHL matches during his pro career.
Jan 3 - 9:33 AM

Jason Zucker is projected to play on the Wild's second line on Thursday.

Zucker was called up by the Wild on Tuesday. He'll be paired up with fellow youngsters Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund in the hope that the trio can help snap Minnesota out of its current slump.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
LW1Zach Parise
2Justin Fontaine
3Matt Cooke
4Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Mathew Dumba
7Nate Prosser
8Christian Folin
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Niklas Backstrom
3Josh Harding