Penguins Acquire Zucker
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Jason Zucker from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Zucker is signed through the 2022-23 season and his contract carries an average annual value of $5.5 million. The 28-year-old Zucker currently ranks sixth on Minnesota this season with 29 points (14G-15A) in 45 games. Zucker's 14 goals are tied for third on the Wild, while his five power-play goals are tied for second on the team. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound winger has notched 132 goals, 111 assists and 243 points in 456 NHL games, all with Minnesota, and is a career plus 21. He ranks in the top-15 on many of the Wild's all-time lists, including games played (12th), goals (4th), assists (14th), points (9th), and game-winning goals (5th). The Newport Beach, California native has also appeared in 31 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Minnesota where he's picked up eight points (4G-4A).