January 16, 1992 |
Newport Beach, CA, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team||Minnesota Wild|
|NHL Draft||59th overall, 2010
|Competitor for United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|Gold||2009 United States|
|World Junior Hockey Championships|
Jason Zucker (born January 16, 1992) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. Zucker participated in the 2010 World Juniors for Team USA and won the gold medal. He was also a member of Team USA's bronze medal winning team at the 2011 World Juniors.
Zucker is Jewish, was born to Scott and Natalie Zucker in Newport Beach, California, and at two months old he and his family moved to, and he was then raised in, Las Vegas, Nevada. Zucker moved Los Angeles for hockey for two years when he was 11, and to Plymouth, Michigan, when he was 15 so he could play with the Compuware AAA Minor Midget Team, and subsequently to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for two years. He attended Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Zucker signed his entry-level contract with the Wild on March 27, 2012, and made his NHL Debut in a victory against the Florida Panthers on March 29, 2012. He scored his first NHL goal against Petr Mrazek on February 17, 2013 in a Wild win over the Detroit Red Wings.
The lockout shortened 2012–13 NHL season saw Zucker split time between the Minnesota Wild and the Houston Aeros. He appeared in 20 regular season games with Minnesota and played mostly on the team's second line alongside Matt Cullen and Devin Setoguchi. He wore the number 16.
On Sunday, May 5, 2013 – Zucker scored at 2:15 of the extra period to give the Wild a 3–2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, to pull within 2–1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
On March 26, 2014, Zucker underwent successful surgery on his left quadriceps to repair a tendon. He will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season, but should be ready for the start of the 2014-15 campaign. 
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2010–11|
|All-WCHA Second Team||2010–11|
|All-WCHA Second Team||2011–12|
|2008–09||U.S. National Under-18 Team||USHL||52||13||10||23||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||U.S. National Under-18 Team||USHL||22||11||7||18||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Denver||WCHA||40||23||22||45||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Denver||WCHA||38||22||24||46||38||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "2-17-13 Zucker Coast to Coast Video - NHL VideoCenter - Minnesota Wild". Video.wild.nhl.com. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
- "Backstrom, Zucker Undergo Successful Surgeries - Minnesota Wild - News". Wild.nhl.com. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
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