VIDEO: Jason Zucker Scores OT Winner Against Michigan Tech

Two Minnesota Wild prospects, Jason Zucker of Denver and Erik Haula of Minnesota, are getting a chance this weekend to play on the same ice the parent club does for the WCHA Final Five. While Haula has to wait until Friday night for his Gophers to play the winner of St. Cloud State and North Dakota, Zucker already has made his impression at the Xcel Energy Center.

Denver F Jason Zucker (photo from
With the Pioneers and Michigan Tech Huskies tied at 2 in overtime, Zucker found himself alone in front of goalie Josh Robinson and put the puck past him for his 21st goal 2:18 into the extra session.

Video is on the other side of the jump, which as always thanks to Fox Sports North.

With the win, Denver moves up to tenth in the Pairwise - nearly clinching an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament - along with the fact that they face Minnesota-Duluth Friday afternoon. That extends Zucker's season for at least another week, after which Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher has stated that he would like the sophomore to turn pro.

And what better way to get started on the Xcel Energy Center ice than score a game-winning overtime goal before wearing Iron Range Red?

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