Friday, November 20, 2009

Jason Zucker Signs Letter Of Intent With DU

(above) Jason Zucker will play for DU next season

From: DenverPioneers.com

Jason Zucker committed to the University of Denver in April, 2008 but he formalized the commitment by signing a National Letter of Intent this week. Zucker committed to DU when he was just 16 years-old and was one of the youngest players ever recruited by Coach Gwozdecky.

Zucker is considered to be a potential first or second round draft choice in the NHL Draft next summer.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Zucker played in 64 games for the U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams last season. Zucker tallied 19-11=40 in 48 games for the Under-18 Team and 2-6=8 for the Under-17 Team. He helped Team USA to the gold medal at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.

"We are excited to add a highly-competitive forward in Jason Zucker to our program," Gwozdecky said. "He's also very skilled and is a great skater. Jason is also willing to make the unselfish play for his team."

Zucker has netted 8-6=14 in 20 games for the US National Under-18 Team this season. In addition to playing against collegiate teams, the Under-18 Team is competing in the United States Hockey League this season as well.
2010 Recruiting Class
F Jason Zucker (U.S. Under-18)
D David Makowski (Green Bay, USHL)
F Nick Shore (U.S. Under-18)

2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)

1 comment:

Aluuum said...

Another continuation of D.U. getting top players. This phenomenum is "self feeding". Success begets success. D.U. is now a premier target for these star players.