Found March 27, 2012 on
Sounds like former DU Pioneer's star Jason Zucker is going to play for the Minnesota Wild Right away, as early has this Thursday. With Zucker signing a deal right away, this will cause Zucker to burn the first year of a three year deal.
Russo's Rants --- Jason Zucker has signed with the Wild, a three-year entry-level deal, starting this season.
He gets $70,000 signing bonus plus a prorated portion of a $700,000 salary these final 12 days of the season. He then gets $900,000 salaries each of the next two years if he plays in the NHL, which includes annual $90,000 signing bonuses.
If the Wild gets through tonight healthy (to be determined with this squad), a roster move will have to be made tomorrow. Very good chance he makes his NHL debut Thursday vs. Florida as long as he passes his physical tomorrow. He has told the Wild he's healthy.
Basically, the Wild's burning the first year of the deal, meaning he becomes a Group II and a Group III free agent one year earlier. The Wild had no problem with this. With unsigned Mikael Granlund and signed Brett Bulmer, Johan Larsson, Zucker, Zack Phillips and Charlie Coyle all turning pro and maybe signed defenseman Jonas Brodin, it could be problematic to have 7 guys up as restricted free agents in three years.
- Minnesota Wild Essentially Out Of Playoffs; So What's Left to Watch? (minnesota.sbnation.com)
- Denver slips past Michigan Tech (insidehockey.com)
- Why Zucker didn't play last weekend. (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- Dineen: Hit that injured him a 'cheap shot' from Zucker (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- Pioneers Advance To WCHA Finals With Double-OT Win (denver.cbslocal.com)
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- One of the Minnesota Wild's top recent draft choices, Jason Zucker, is ready to make the jump straight from college hockey to the NHL.
Zucker, 20, signed an entry-level contract on Tuesday and will join the Wild on Wednesday, just four days after his Denver University team lost in the first-round of the NCAA tournament. Zucker had 22 goals and 24 assists...
The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Jason Zucker to an entry-level contract, planning to give one of their top prospects a taste of NHL playing time before the end of the season.
The deal was announced on Tuesday. Zucker was expected to join the team for practice on Wednesday and play on Thursday against the Florida Panthers.
Zucker was the Wild's second-round draft pick...
The Minnesota Wild signed prospect Jason Zucker to an entry-level contract on Tuesday.
Zucker, who was a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, will join the club on Wednesday and play in Thursday's tilt versus the Florida Panthers.
The captain of the United States' World Junior Championship team, Zucker collected 22 goals and 24 assists during his sophomore season with the...
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