The University of Denver has lost another standout player to the NHL.
Forward Jason Zucker has signed with the Minnesota Wild, giving up his final two years of college eligibility, blogger Chuck Schwartz has reported.
Zucker had 22 goals and 46 points in 38 games this season. He won WCHA rookie of the year honors a year earlier, scoring 23 goals and adding 22 assists.
Zucker is the second DU player to give up college eligibility to sign an NHL contract in as many days. On Monday, teammate Drew Shore signed with the Florida Panthers.
Early signings in the WCHA
Colorado College (1)
Jaden Schwartz, soph, f, St. Louis Blues
Drew Shore, jr, f, Florida Panthers
Jason Zucker, so, f, Minnesota Wild
Terry Broadhurst, jr, f, Chicago Blackhawks
St. Cloud State (1)
David Eddy, jr, f, Calgary Flames