Jason Zucker
Jason Zucker
Jason Zucker
Jason Zucker
26-Year-Old LW
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
33
A
31
PP Pts
16
+/-
8
PIM
44
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Zucker is coming off his finest NHL season yet, having set new personal bests across the board -- 22 goals, 25 assists, 172 shots and a whopping plus-34 rating -- and there are plenty of signs that more growth is on the horizon. After all, 46 of his 47 points last year came... read more
Zucker is coming off his finest NHL season yet, having set new personal bests across the board -- 22 goals, 25 assists, 172 shots and a whopping plus-34 rating -- and there are plenty of signs that more growth is on the horizon. After all, 46 of his 47 points last year came at even strength, as Zucker saw practically no time on Minnesota’s special-teams units; he averaged only 15 seconds on the power play thanks to being stuck behind a number of other talented wingers. A second-round pick in 2010, the 25-year-old won't be mistaken for one of the league’s biggest or most highly skilled forwards, but he's performed admirably at every level of hockey; the biggest obstacle in his way is the Wild’s forward depth, which may leave his average ice time in the 15-minute range and his power-play time negligible once again. If that’s indeed the case, it'll be hard for him to build on last year’s production.
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5'11"   WT: 187 lbs.   DOB: 1/16/1992   Drafted: 2nd Rd, #59 Overall in 2010Show Contract
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Jason Zucker Contract Info:
Signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract extension in July of 2018.
Commands five-year extension
LWMinnesota Wild
July 25, 2018
Zucker agreed to terms with the Wild on a five-year, $27.5 million contract extension Wednesday.
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Jason Zucker NHL Stats
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Jason Zucker 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Jason Zucker 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#1 Left Wing
MIN Left Wing Depth Chart
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  1. Jason Zucker 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Jason Zucker 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    Zucker is coming off his finest NHL season yet, having set new personal bests across the board -- 22 goals, 25 assists, 172 shots and a whopping plus-34 rating -- and there are plenty of signs that more growth is on the horizon. After all, 46 of his 47 points last year came at even strength, as Zucker saw practically no time on Minnesota’s special-teams units; he averaged only 15 seconds on the power play thanks to being stuck behind a number of other talented wingers. A second-round pick in 2010, the 25-year-old won't be mistaken for one of the league’s biggest or most highly skilled forwards, but he's performed admirably at every level of hockey; the biggest obstacle in his way is the Wild’s forward depth, which may leave his average ice time in the 15-minute range and his power-play time negligible once again. If that’s indeed the case, it'll be hard for him to build on last year’s production.
  3. Jason Zucker 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Zucker put up his first nearly full NHL campaign last season, but it was an underwhelming one – despite playing 20 more games than the year before with a slight increase in ice time, he notched three fewer points. Still, there aren’t too many 24-year-olds with 20-goal seasons in their back pockets, and Zucker showed plenty of scoring ability in college as well as the AHL. The question will be whether he ends up on the second or third line – that’ll be the difference between him having a shot at 50 points versus ending up around 30.
  4. Jason Zucker 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Very quietly, Zucker showed last season that he's one of the league's better young snipers. The winger needed just 51 games to accumulate 21 goals, which prorates out to 33 tallies over an 82-game schedule. Zucker only chipped in five assists on top of the goals, but so long as he continues to exhibit a nose for the net, the Wild won't ask him to change his style. Though he averaged 15 minutes of ice time last season, Zucker saw only limited opportunities on special teams. However, it wouldn't be surprising if Zucker goal-scoring prowess prompts coach Mike Yeo to deploy him on the power play more frequently in 2015-16. That could be enough for him to improve on last season's goal mark, though he'll likely lose some efficiency after charting a 16.9 percent shooting rate, the 11th-highest mark in the league.
  5. Jason Zucker 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    Zucker has explosive speed, a great shot and big upside. Unfortunately, there's just as much downside. He's a player who has been touted as a top prospect for Minnesota for too long for him to have not yet delivered. His 2013-14 season was cut short by injury and now the Wild's top-six is clogged with guys who are better than him. If he gets a roster spot, he'll likely be on the fourth line to start. Honestly, we'd prefer to see him developing into a better-rounded player in the AHL than struggling in limited moments on the team's bottom line. If he does stick in Minny, Zucker will likely deliver 10 goals and 20 points.
  6. Jason Zucker 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    Zucker will compete for a job on a top-three line with the Wild after another strong season in the minors where he was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team, scoring 50 points in 55 games. Zucker is a great skater, but may project as a checking forward at the NHL level despite his AHL success.
  7. Jason Zucker 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    Minnesota used its second-round (59th overall) draft pick of 2010 on Zucker, a skilled speedster with first-rate skating ability. He's worked on his game with the U.S. National Development Team, and in 2010-11 notched 45 points (23 G, 22 A) and 59 penalty minutes as a freshman for the University of Denver. Just 19 years old, Zucker has a ways to go before he'll be included in the NHL conversation.
  8. Jason Zucker 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    Zucker was Minnesota's second round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Las Vegas native has played for the U.S. Junior National Team and he is one of only two U.S. players to win three gold medals in one calendar year. The LW is a versatile player, who can play on any line and play any role on a team. He's committed to the University of Denver for fall of 2010.
Jason Zucker News Updates
Arbitration hearing date decided
LWMinnesota Wild
July 10, 2018
Zucker's arbitration hearing date is set for Saturday, July 28, Michael Russo of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
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Begins arbitration process
LWMinnesota Wild
July 5, 2018
Zucker filed for salary arbitration ahead of Thursday's deadline, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Qualified by team
LWMinnesota Wild
June 25, 2018
Zucker was handed a qualifying offer by Minnesota on Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Scores two goals in season finale
LWMinnesota Wild
April 7, 2018
Zucker scored twice Saturday against the Sharks in a 6-3 win.
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