Mats Zuccarello

NEWS: Mats Zuccarello signs new contract with the Rangers (Update: With Zuccarello’s comments)

7PM: The Rangers have confirmed the signing.

6:19PM: Zuccarello says that one year was the best thing for both sides right now. He said that he is glad he isn’t going to arbitration. (Nettavisen)

5:52PM: The Rangers and Mats Zuccarello have avoided arbitration by coming to terms on a deal worth $3.5 million per season. (Darren Dreger)

The deal is for ONE-YEAR and the two sides will continue to work out a long-term extension. An extension can’t be signed until after January 1, 2015. (Larry Brooks)

If an extension is not agreed upon, Zuccarello will be a UFA on July 1 next summer.

  • Zuccarello had 19 goals and 40 assists to lead the Rangers with 59 points in the regular season. He averaged 17:08 per game
  • In the playoffs, Zuccarello had 5 goals and 8 assists in 17:40 per game.
  • In the regular season, Zuccarello’s Corsi was 53.8% (ES)
  • In the playoffs his Corsi was 49.9% (ES)

He was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Friday.

Zuccarello was reportedly seeking a deal for around 3-4 years and at $4.5 million per season.

The Rangers and  Zuccarello came to terms on a deal the day before his arbitration hearing last year.

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Mats Zuccarello Derick Brassard

Buzz: Talks with Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard are ongoing

The Rangers are still in negotiations with Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard on long-term deals ahead of their arbitration cases on Friday and Monday. (NY Post)

If the players go to arbitration they will sign one-year contracts and be eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. (NY Post)

Zuccarello is reportedly seeking a deal for around 3-4 years and at $4.5 million per season.

Brassard is reportedly searching for a long-term deal around $5.5 million per season.

Mats Zuccarello

Read: What Mats Zuccarello’s next contract could be

7/17/14 | 10:31AM: The Rangers are still in the process of negotiating a long-term deal with Mats Zuccarello that would see him stay with the team through his first few years of potential unrestricted free agency. (NY Post)

The process of locking up Zuccarello and preventing him from becoming a free agent could result in a higher cap hit for the player because of what he could potentially get on the open market next summer. A one-year deal through arbitration would result in a lower cap hit for the Rangers but possibly preclude them from a potential long-term deal with Zuccarello.  (NY Post)

Zuccarello is seeking a multi-year deal, he wants 3-4 years, with a cap hit of $4.5 million. (NY Post)

If the Rangers and Zuccarello do go to arbitration, it’s likely that his cap hit next season would be $3.7 million to $4 million. (NY Post)

Last year the Rangers and Zuccarello were on the verge of arbitration when they came to terms on a one-year deal.

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Read: Why Mats Zuccarello plays hockey

Mats ZuccarelloIn February, Mats Zuccarello was asked why he played hockey.

Zuccarello said that he plays “because it’s fun” and he plays because “I love it.” (Daily News)

Asked about Zuccarello, Henrik Lundqvist said that he “loves to have fun on the ice” and that is when he plays his best. Lundqvist said that Zuccarello also doesn’t seem like someone who feels the pressure, or if he does, he doesn’t show it. (Daily News)

Zuccarello is an RFA and searching for a four-year deal.

He has an arbitration date set for July 23.

Read: The kind of deals the Rangers want the players who filed for arbitration

Derick BrassardMats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider all filed for arbitration yesterday which, above all else, means that the three of them will be under contract when training camp starts in September. (NY Post)

The team will either come to terms on a new contract with them or the team will accept the award that the arbitrator determines.

Larry Brooks says that the objective on all sides is to have the three players sign long-term deals with the Rangers. (NY Post)

Brassard is likely to get the largest contract of the three (Daily News) and his agent confirmed that they are still trying to negotiate a long-term deal. (Walsh)

Zuccarello has said that he is looking for a four-year deal.

It’s been previously suggested that Kreider would likely sign a bridge deal.

News: Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider file for arbitration

5:17PM arbitration hearings will be held between July 20th and August 4th. (NHLPA)

1:23PMDerick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider have filed for arbitration. (Larry Brooks)

The team will continue to negotiate deals with all three to avoid arbitration.

Last summer Zuccarello didn’t want to go to arbitration so he lessened his demands in the final moments before the hearing.

Players who file for arbitration have a history of locking up deals shortly, sometimes minutes, before their hearing is about to start.

The Rangers trashed Sean Avery during an arbitration hearing in 2007.