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Jason Zucker | Winger | #16

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 187
College: Denver
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (59) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Zucker has been selected as a finalist for the King Clancy Trophy.
This award is given "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." Zucker has been a big part of the community in Minnesota, notably with fundraising campaigns. Nashville's P.K. Subban as well as Vancouver's Henrik and Daniel Sedin have also been selected as finalists for the award. May 2 - 7:35 PM

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Jason Zucker will need a new contract this summer.

Zucker will become a restricted free agent with arbitration eligibility this off-season. He is coming off a two-year, $4 million contract. Zucker posted career highs with 33 goals and 64 points in 82 games in 2017-18.
Apr 24 - 5:49 PM

Jason Zucker scored 33 goals during the regular season, but he has not lit the lamp through four playoff games.

Zucker does not even have a point in Minnesota's first-round series versus Winnipeg. "All that means nothing if I'm not performing in the playoffs," he said. "And right now I'm not. ... I haven't been doing that so far (in the postseason). That's what it comes down to. I need to be better. I know I can be better."
Apr 20 - 10:38 AM

Jason Zucker scored twice in a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Zucker registered his fifth multi-goal game of the season in a winning effort the Wild. He already has a 30-goal season for the first time in his career. Zucker ends his season with 33 goals and 64 points in 82 games this year.
Apr 8 - 2:44 AM

Jason Zucker scored his 30th goal of the season, and added an assist, in a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

For the first time in Zucker's NHL career, the winger has scored 30 goals in a season. Zucker's goal came nearly 90 seconds into the third period of Saturday night's win over Nashville. He also assisted on Nino Niederreiter's game-winning tally in the contest. Zucker has 59 points in 74 contests this season.
Mar 25 - 1:44 AM

Jason Zucker admitted that he never thought he'd play an NHL game in front of family and friends in Vegas.

That's his hometown. Not only did he play there on Friday night, his team also won 4-2 and he had a goal and an assist. "I can’t even say it was a dream come true because I never thought it would happen," Zucker said. "It’s really cool to do it and on top of that to have my family and friends here, my wife and kids, it doesn’t get any better than that." He now has 29 goals and 56 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 17 - 8:34 AM

Jason Zucker scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Zucker has overcome the injuries that plagued him over the past couple of years and he has parlayed his health and positive momentum into the best season of his career. The 26-year-old-forward is red hot with 16 points over his last 14 games, bringing his totals to 29 goals and 56 points in 71 games this season. Charlie Coyle, Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored in the win.
Mar 17 - 1:50 AM

Jason Zucker is excited for Friday's game in his hometown against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Zucker will have plenty of family in attendance for the contest, as his parents are season ticket holders and his older brother is a fan of the opposition. "This place has been waiting for a pro team for a long time," Zucker said. "They were really excited about it and have rallied behind it since Day One. Now that the team is doing well, it's even easier to get behind them and cheer for them. Even though good to see them do well, we’re looking to coming in here and take two points from them tomorrow." He has one assist in his previous two games against the Golden Knights this year, but both of those matches were at Minnesota.
Mar 16 - 11:02 AM

Jason Zucker scored his 27th and 28th goals of the season to help Minnesota top Detroit 4-1 on Sunday.

Zucker potted a pair to snap a two game pointless spell, which came after an eight-point explosion in the three games prior. Zucker has 28 goals and 53 points in 67 games this season.
Mar 4 - 10:05 PM

Jason Zucker notched one goal and four assists in Tuesday's 8-3 win over St. Louis.

The trio of Zucker, Eric Staal and Mikael Granlund was all over the scoresheet in Minnesota's blowout victory. Zucker has already registered personal bests in 2017-18 with 26 goals and 51 points through 63 games. He has four goals and seven helpers in the last six matches.
Feb 28 - 11:04 AM

Jason Zucker scored a pair of goals in Monday's 5-3 win against the New York Islanders.

Zucker continues to add to his new career-high for goals in a season. He currently has 25 markers through 59 games and has 43 points on the year. Matt Cullen and Tyler Ennis earned a goal and an assist apiece in the contest, while Joel Eriksson Ek also found the back of the net in the win.
Feb 19 - 4:19 PM

Jason Zucker found the back of the net in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Zucker's goal at the 7:56 mark of the second period gave the Wild a 2-1 lead at the time. The Wild forward missed on his shootout attempt and Minnesota ended up losing in the 11th round. Zucker finished the game with a plus-2 rating, three shots on goal and two hits in 18:57 of ice time. He's up to 23 goals and 41 points in 58 games this season. Mikko Koivu also scored for the Wild in the defeat.
Feb 17 - 5:12 PM

Jason Zucker earned a goal and an assist in a 6-2 victory versus St. Louis on Tuesday night.

Zucker has picked up a goal in seven of his last nine outings. He has amassed 22 markers and 40 points in 53 contests this season.
Feb 7 - 11:29 AM

Jason Zucker found the back of the net in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Zucker got the Wild on the board at the 5:40 mark of the third period, but they were still down 4-1 at that point. He's now picked up one point in eight of his last nine games. The 26-year-old has 21 goals and 38 points in 52 games. Mikael Granlund and Jared Spurgeon recorded the assists on Minnesota's only goal.
Feb 3 - 11:56 PM

Jason Zucker found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Zucker's 20th goal of the season came on the power play at the 4:25 mark of the second period to tie the game at one. The Wild forward finished the night with two penalty minutes, four shots on goal and one hit in 16:31 of ice time. The 26-year-old has scored in five of his team's last six games. He's up to 37 points in 50 games this season. Charlie Coyle also scored in regulation, while Zach Parise netted the game-winning goal in the shootout.
Jan 30 - 10:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
5Kyle Rau
LW1Jason Zucker
2Zach Parise
3Jordan Greenway
4Marcus Foligno
5Tyler Ennis
RW1Mikael Granlund
2Nino Niederreiter
3Charlie Coyle
4Daniel Winnik
5Zack Mitchell
6Luke Kunin
7Kurtis Gabriel
8Justin Kloos
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Nick Seeler
6Nate Prosser
7Ryan Murphy
8Louis Belpedio
9Gustav Olofsson
10Carson Soucy
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock