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Jason Zucker | Winger | #16

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 187
College: Denver
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (59) / MIN
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Jason Zucker scored in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Zucker took advantage of a Connor McDavid turnover before scoring the go-ahead goal (2-1) at the 1:19 mark of the third period. The 24-year-old has now scored in back-to-back games for the second time this season. He has five goals and 10 assists in 26 games this season. Eric Staal added the winner in the shootout. Dec 10 - 10:21 AM

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Jason Zucker scored his fourth goal of 2016-17 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Toronto.

He opened the scoring before the midway point of the first period. Zucker has scored two goals and five assists in the last seven games. His five-game point streak was snapped Sunday against Edmonton.
Dec 8 - 9:24 AM

Jason Zucker picked up a goal and added an assist in a 5-4 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday night.

He has earned a helper in each of his last four games. Zucker has three goals and 12 points in 22 games this campaign to go with a plus-12 rating.
Nov 30 - 12:06 PM

Jason Zucker moved up to a line with Eric Staal and Charlie Coyle at Wednesday's practice.

Zucker is being rewarded for his improved play of late. He has two goals and three assists in his last four outings. He had been playing on the team's third and fourth lines previously.
Nov 3 - 12:59 PM

Jason Zucker produced one goal and two assists in Minnesota's 5-0 win over Boston on Tuesday night.

He clicked with Joel Eriksson Ek, who had three assists, in the match. The goal was Zucker's first of the season. He now has five points in seven contests.
Oct 26 - 9:43 AM

Jason Zucker (undiclosed) is available for Thursday's game.

Zucker's status for the contest was in question after he missed Wednesday's practice. He has an assist in three games this season.
Oct 20 - 1:27 PM

Jason Zucker received maintenance on Wednesday, so he didn't participate in practice.

He is feeling a bit banged up, but coach Bruce Boudreau hopes that Zucker will be available to play on Thursday. Zucker has one assist in three games this year. He has seen less than 10 minutes of ice time in each of his last two outings.
Oct 19 - 1:48 PM

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is looking for more from Jason Zucker this season.

"When Jason's playing the right way, he often has the puck on his stick and he's able to use his speed and skill to score," said Fletcher. "But you can't keep hoping and you can't keep circling and you can't keep cheating when things aren't going well. There were real tough lessons for Jason last year. He's a smart kid and a high-character kid, and I expect fully that he's digested those lessons, learned from them and he'll be a different and better player this year." Zucker recorded just 13 goals and 23 points in 71 games last year after he was scoring at a 34-goal pace in 2014-15.
Oct 5 - 11:57 AM

Jason Zucker was one of Minnesota's goal scorers in a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres Monday night.

He scored the game winner with just 4.6 seconds left in regulation. Kurtis Gabriel also scored for Minnesota. Forward Zemgus Girgensons had Buffalo's goal.
Sep 26 - 11:06 PM

According to Wild forward Jason Zucker, Las Vegas is a good hockey market.

Zucker was born in California, but moved to Las Vegas when he was a young child. "I love supporting the Vegas community in any way that I can," said Zucker. "Most people don't realize that there's hockey here. It's fun to be able to talk to them and maybe open their eyes a little bit. But it is a good hockey community." The Las Vegas hockey team will begin play in the NHL at the start of the 2017-18 season.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 21 - 9:25 PM

Jason Zucker intends to shoot more in 2016-17.

He got a tattoo on the back of his left wrist with Tucker Helstrom's signature and underneath it reads, "SHOOT MORE!" Tucker, who passed away earlier this month at the age of nine, was befriended by Zucker at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital back in December and the most frequent advice he gave to the Wild winger was to shoot more. Zucker had 13 goals on 158 shots last year.
Jul 25 - 1:10 PM

Jason Zucker has signed a two-year contract with Minnesota worth $4 million.

He will earn $2 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Zucker was a disappointment last season when he posted 13 goals and 23 points in 71 games. More was expected from him after he tallied 21 markers in 51 appearances during the 2014-15 campaign.
Jun 29 - 1:35 PM

Minnesota is reportedly working on a bridge contract with Jason Zucker.

The two sides are apparently getting close to a new deal for the pending restricted free agent, which would avoid salary arbitration. Zucker, who could end up getting a two-year deal, produced 13 goals and 23 points in 71 games with the Wild last season.
Jun 29 - 10:41 AM

Jason Zucker is projected to play with Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle in Game 1 against Dallas on Thursday night.

In his past 31 games, Zucker has contributed just two goals and two assists. "I've got to find a way to get it done," he said. "But it's nothing to do with statistics. It's all about winning. We need to have as many guys in this room scoring as we can and playing the right way with speed and pace." The Wild like the way Zucker plays with Coyle, but Coyle has also struggled lately with no goals and eight assists in his last 18 games.
Apr 13 - 9:27 AM

Jason Zucker has struggled down the stretch.

He has just two goals and four points in his last 28 contests dating back to Jan. 9. He's been made a healthy scratch multiple times in the second half of the season. "I thoughts Zucks played a better game after he played with Chuckie, I really did," John Torchetti said. "I liked his battle level, I liked his commitment to getting the puck to the net. I thought he was re-engaged."
Apr 3 - 10:45 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zac Dalpe
6Zack Mitchell
7Kurtis Gabriel
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Gustav Olofsson
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper