Mats Zuccarello has signed with the Minnesota Wild, and as a result the New York Rangers will not be receiving the Dallas Stars’ 2020 first-round pick.
Mats Zuccarello signs $30M, 5-year deal with Wild.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) July 1, 2019
Zuccarello is coming off a season in which he was limited to 48 games, but he tallied 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points. The diminutive playmaker did so while averaging 19:51 a game, and his underlying metrics, per Corsica, include a 48.86 CF%, a 50 GF%, and a 52.04 xGF%.
After leaving the Rangers, Zuccarello tallied three points in two games during the regular season with the Stars, as he suffered a broken arm.
He was dynamite for Dallas in the playoffs, and posted a line of 4-7-11 in 13 games played.
Zuccarello turns 32 in September, and will be in his 11th season in the league, after joining the Rangers during the 2010-11 campaign. In 509 career games he’s scored 113 goals, and added 239 assists for 352 points.
He’s a really talented player who doesn’t always receive the league-wide recognition he deserves, and he will be looked upon to be a key contributor in Minnesota.