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Getting To Know Jason Zucker

The Penguins made a trade Monday to acquire the forward from Minnesota

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With Jim Rutherford finally having made his move for Jason Zucker, what better time than now to get some insight to the new player the Penguins have acquired?

Drafted in the first round in 2010, Jason Zucker’s career has spanned 9 years with the Minnesota Wild, scoring 132 goals and 111 assists in 456 games.

Zucker has been on Jim Rutherford’s radar for a while.

Sean Gentille broke down the Zucker trade on The Athletic Pittsburgh:

Put another way: Every season the Penguins have remaining with the Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin/Kris Letang core should be as precious to the city and the fanbase as it is to the general manager. Rutherford is working with a gift. Quibble with some of the execution, if you want — I certainly have — but never doubt his full-scale realization of that fact. Every decision he makes is an attempt to do right by history. The Zucker deal isn’t any different.

What kind of player are they getting off of the ice?

Zucker even had the foresight to see his future linemate way back in 2011.

Needless to say, everyone should be excited about adding a playmaker of Zucker’s skill level plus his human qualities off of the ice.