- Mike Mazzeo, ESPN Staff Writer
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Born: Oslo, Norway
How Acquired: Originally signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent in the summer of 2010. Recently signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with New York on March 28, 2013.
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New York Rangers
• Zuccarello had a breakout season in 2013-14, establishing career-highs for goals (19), assists (40) and points (59) during the regular season. He has notched 11 points in the playoffs, though he’s gone scoreless in his last five games.
• Zuccarello figured his NHL career was over after two unsuccessful seasons with the Rangers. But it was during his time in the KHL -- playing with Evgeni Malkin and being coached by Paul Maurice -- during the lockout that he began to realize his potential, according to a profile in Newsday. He then returned to the Rangers, and had a strong finish at the end of last season into the playoffs.
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