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Wild recall AHL All-Rookie Zucker from Houston

Apr 12, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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The Minnesota Wild have lost five of six and have scored just six goals over that stretch.

So, they’ve decided to add some offense.

The club recalled Jason Zucker from AHL Houston on Friday, just a few days after he was named to the American League’s All-Rookie team for 2012-13.

Zucker, 21, leads the Aeros with 24 goals and is tied for the team scoring lead with 50 points.

The Wild’s second-round pick (59th overall) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Zucker has appeared in 14 games for the Wild this season, scoring 4G-1A-5PTS while averaging over 10 minutes per contest.

Zucker’s not big (5-fot-11, 186 pounds) but he is fast, and has shown an ability to score goals.

Despite only appearing in a handful of NHL games this year, he has the same number of tallies as Pierre-Marc Bouchard (35 games played) and Torrey Mitchell (37).

  1. ppelo55 - Apr 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Finally!

  2. mp1131211 - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    I never understood why they took him out. He was playing well, the team was hot. It was a move that didn’t make any sense. Must have been politics. ? Anyone know why?

    • tgman95 - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Because he was playing 4th line minutes, and we wanted him to go down and play first line minutes along with PK and PP.

  3. esracerx46 - Apr 13, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Seems to be a pattern with the wild. Got off to a slow start. Then got hot. Then couldnt score to save their life, shuffled lines like crazy. Finally won and got hot. Now theyre back in the doldrums.

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