Rangers re-sign Mats Zuccarello

Per several reports, the Rangers have re-signed forward Mats Zuccarello to a one-year contract through the end of the season. Zuccarello will be given a one-way deal, and the organization will reevaluate Zuccarello at the end of the season. The Hobbit adds much-needed scoring depth to the bottom-six, and will hopefully jump-start the third line, which is in desperate need of scoring.

As noted previously, Zuccarello will not need to pass through waivers, as the Rangers submitted a qualifying offer last offseason.

29 Responses to “Rangers re-sign Mats Zuccarello”

  1. Yay! I’m saying he gets 4 goals and 9 assist, but we make the playoffs.

    I wonder what the line combo with him will be.

  2. Dave,

    Does this have any implications for Miller or Kreider do you think?

    What are the likely line combos? Who sits?

    Does this suggest the Jesper Fast deal wont happen?

        • I read that we are going to bring him here for a short time. He will return to Sweden in April, to get ready for the worlds!!

        • Ah. Well the scouts think he’s ready. Wouldn’t shock me to see him get a game or two at the AHL level before making the deicision to bring him up.

  3. This is a great deal all around. A two year deal was always a mistake for both sides. Neither Sather nor MZA wanted to commit without knowing if Torts would really give him ice time – now we find out first.

  4. A nail in the tortarella coffin.

    You can’t say someone isn’t big enough to play and then have him on your team.

    That’s a tough pill to swallow for torts.

      • Easy really. Torts went on record saying little zucc can’t play being small. Right before he stopped playing him and sending him down.

        For the gm to sign that player to a one way contract. Well that’s a slap in the face to any coach. Unless that coach isn’t going to be there much longer.

        • Wasn’t he playing with the big club right this time before the playoffs last year then broke his wrist? Late March? He got hurt, not sent down. Never agreed to another contract because he wasn’t guaranteed a one-way.

          • Nope. Sent down after he healed. Played a few minutes in an islander game and then fell on the bad side of a tortarella Manic episode

  5. Loved Zucc when he was here last and I’m sure I will again. He brings a much needed facet of play that’s needed on this club, and it’s called VISION. Especially on the bottom two lines. Now If only we can set up the top two lines with at least one player that can CHECK on the top two lines other then Cally.

  6. Can’t say this is a good move, despite what I’ve read. NYR needed someone more dynamic, skillful playmaker. Was never impressed by a guy that made Hank nervous on many an occasion.

    I’d love to eat my words though so go for it Zucc!