26-Year-Old Right Wing – New York Rangers
Mats Zuccarello Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $1.15 million deal with the Rangers in July of 2013.
Zuccarello scored a tip-in goal Monday in a 5-2 loss to Winnipeg.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 5||at BUF||1||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||4||25.0||1||0||17:37||2:23|
|Nov 29||at BOS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||15:04||3:12|
|Nov 27||at FLA||1||1||2||-1||0||1||1||0||2||50.0||1||0||16:13||1:50|
|Nov 25||at TB||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||2||0||18:12||4:57|
|Nov 23||at NSH||0||2||2||2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||0||17:30||3:23|
|Nov 21||at DAL||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||4||0||16:27||0:00|
|Nov 16||at MON||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||19:50||3:17|
|Nov 7||at CLS||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||4||0.0||1||4||19:12||2:43|
|Oct 29||at NYI||0||1||1||0||2||0||1||0||1||0.0||0||1||18:32||4:21|
|Oct 26||at DET||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||2||0||10:24||1:46|
|Oct 24||at PHI||Did Not Play|
|Oct 19||at NJ||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||2||0.0||2||0||15:24||1:43|
|Oct 16||at WAS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||2||14:31||0:46|
|Oct 12||at STL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||1||17:17||1:21|
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|Oct 10||at ANH||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||1||15:45||1:50|
|Oct 8||at SJ||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||1||19:37||3:03|
|Oct 7||at LA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||16:38||2:51|
|Oct 3||at PHO||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||2||1||17:41||3:45|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Zuccarello was frustrated by his limited playing time in 2011-12 and signed a 1-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of Russia's KHL. He is eligible to return to the Rangers as a restricted free agent in 2013-14, but he likely won't be on any fantasy rosters for 2012-13.
After leading the Swedish Elite League in scoring, the Rangers signed Zuccarello for two years last May. He has fantastic hands and on-ice vision but opened the past season in the minors, specifically to learn the defensive side of the North American game. Recalled mid-season, he was a constant spark in creating offensive chances, having fired 72 shots in 42 games. He also set up 17 scores, which is the kind of production you want to see from your young fantasy defensemen. One might wonder how long Zuccarello's small, 5-foot-7, 174-pound frame can withstand NHL pounding, but a full season with the parent club will go a long way to determining his future prospects.
The ï¿½Norwegian Hobbitï¿½ will take his game to the bright lights on Broadway after two excellent seasons in the Swedish Elite League. Zuccarello-Aasen was the league MVP after totaling 64 points in 55 games last year. That coming after he put up 12 goals and 40 points in just 35 games as a rookie for MODO. Zuccarello-Aasen also shined playing for Norway in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and several teams noticed, with the Rangers quickly scooping up the talented youngster. Mats will be 23 years old in September and should be given every opportunity to crack the Rangersï¿½ lineup. There is an outside chance he finds himself on the wing of the second line, which could result in a 40-point season. While the Norwegian winger has plenty of skill and great hands, the only potential road block seems to be his size. Listed at just 5ï¿½7ï¿½, Zuccarello-Aasen will have to make a major adjustment to play in the much more physical NHL.