|Born||January 16, 1992 (1992-01-16) |
Newport Beach, California
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team||Minnesota Wild|
|NHL Draft||59th overall, 2010|
Jason Zucker (born on January 16, 1992) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He participated in the 2010 World Juniors for Team USA and won the gold medal.
Jason was also a member of Team USA's bronze medal winning team at the 2011 World Juniors.
Playing for the University of Denver in 2010–11, Jason was the WCHA Rookie of the Year and was also named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and 2nd All-Star Team.
On March 27, 2012, he signed his entry-level contract with the Wild. On March 29, 2012, Jason made his NHL debut in a game against the Florida Panthers.
On February 17, 2013, he scored his first NHL goal against Petr Mrazek in a Minnesota Wild win over the Detroit Red Wings.
The lockout shortened 2012–13 NHL season saw Jason split time between the Minnesota Wild and the Houston Aeros.
On Sunday, May 5, 2013, Jason 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, Jason 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 NHL season.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|Gold||2009 United States|
|World Junior Hockey Championships|
Jason was born to Scott and Natalie Zucker in Newport Beach, California. He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada when he was 2 months old where he was raised. He is Jewish.
At the age of 11, he moved to Los Angeles, California for hockey for two years and when he was 15 years old, Jason moved to Plymouth, Michigan so he could play with the Compuware AAA Minor Midget Team.
He lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan for two years where he attended Pioneer High School.