The New York Rangers have avoided arbitration with forward Mats Zuccarello, agreeing to a new contract Tuesday. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting it is a one-year, $1.15 million deal.
Zuccarello, 25, returned to the Rangers late in the 2012-13 season after starting with Magnitogorsk Metallurg of the Kontinental Hockey League and had three goals and eight points in 15 regular-season games. He had a goal and seven assists in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Zuccarello has 11 goals and 34 points in 67 games with the Rangers over parts of three seasons.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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