Jason Zucker

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2015-11-14

Jason Zucker

 

 

Jason Zucker, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Born: 1992-01-16

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Drafted: 2010 by Minnesota Wild, 59th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2015- In a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, Jason Zucker mustered his fourth and fifth goals of the young campaign. He now has 13 points through 15 games and with 10 of them being assists he’s showing his ability to refer scoring opportunities to others along the way. It’s been good to see he’s making the most of the promotion to the top power-play unit manning the blue line alongside Ryan Suter. Edric Joseph

 

June 2015- To exemplify previously made points about his terrific intangibles, Jason Zucker showed some more intestinal fortitude towards the end of their Minnesota playoff run playing through a broken thumb the team’s last few games against the Chicago Blackhawks. While he only managed three points through 10 post-season games he managed to provide depth and hustle, qualities no team has enough of. Coming up short in the semi-finals ought to make good motivation for a strong showing next year. Edrich Joseph

 

May 2015- Through seven postseason games, Jason Zucker has managed to muster three points in that time. He put forth his best NHL playoff performance when spearheading an admirable but futile Wild comeback against the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-3 loss. Hopefully he can make effective use of the extra playing time to go around with the recent injury to Justin Fontaine combined with the gradual reintroduction of Jason Pominville to the rotation. Edric Joseph

 

April 2015- Zucker, whom was previously expected to miss the rest of the season may cleared for return prior to the season’s end. This is much ahead of schedule and would give the Wild a big shot in the arm not only because of Zucker’s on ice contribution but the character and discipline he brings to the locker room. Zucker’s broken collarbone was supposed to keep him sidelined until well into May. Edric Joseph

 

 

March 2015- After previously being deemed out essentially the rest of the season it seems that Jason Zucker may be back within a month’s time from his operation to mend a broken collarbone. On the optimistic side, Coach Mike Yeo and company are hoping he gets a game or two in before the playoffs. While they have their share of scoring forwards, the Wild can’t help but miss his persistence and compete level on the ice and in the dressing room. Can play the game with the intensity of a wrecking ball be it on a scoring unit or on a checking line and the post season inexperienced Wild can use that kind of feisty nature when things get rough in April. Edric Joseph

 

February 2015 – A pure sniper, an exciting talent that one would find easy to cheer for as he doesn’t know the meaning of the word quit once he hits the ice.