Friday, November 20, 2009

Jason Zucker Signs Letter Of Intent With DU

(above) Jason Zucker will play for DU next season


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.