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Mats Zuccarello May Be Small, But He Can Play Hockey


Mats Zuccarello, a 26-year-old Norwegian his countrys lone NHLer sits second on the New York Rangers in points (35) and goals (13), and has been a major catalyst in New Yorks recent turnaround.

Zuccarello has four goals and seven points in January, coinciding with the Rangers 7-2-1 mark and ascension to second place in the Metropolitan Division.

I think his hockey sense is up there with the best in the league, Derick Brassard said of Zuccarello, per the Wall Street Journal. Thats why hes having a lot of success. He plays bigger than his size, and hes really strong on his stick."

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