Chuck Fletcher on Jason Zucker: "We Would Look To Turn Him Pro After The End of His College Season"Turn Him

This morning, KFAN's Paul Allen was live from the Xcel Energy Center penalty box along with Brandon Mileski and the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Michael Russo. He had on Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher in the first hour to discuss the team's current state as the trade deadline approaches and a number of other Wild-related topics.

The biggest news to come out of Fletcher's interview was Minnesota's intention to sign 2010 second-round pick (59th Overall) Jason Zucker after the end of his collegiate season. Zucker is currently a sophomore at the University of Denver and has 34 points (15 G - 19 A) in 25 games for the Pioneers. He also was Team USA's captain last month in the World Junior Championships

By signing a professional contract, Zucker would be giving up his final two years of eligiibity.

Jason Zucker (photo from Getty Images)

Other Fletcher thoughts on the prospect pool include Zack Phillips' skating, Charlie Coyle possibly spending time in the AHL, Jonas Brodin's North American transition and Mikael Granlund.

You can listen to Fletcher's interview through KFAN's Fan On Demand service here. It's the first hour of today's show.

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