Mats Zuccarello Rumors

Where things are with Dallas and Mats Zuccarello

6/28/19  | Zuccarello and the Stars have reportedly come closer in terms of annual salary but Zuccarello continues to want five-years while the Stars are only offering four-years. (The Athletic)

6/23/19 | While former Ranger Mats Zuccarello is still negotiating with Dallas, he will begin speaking with other interested teams today. (

Stars GM Jim Nill said that Zuccarello wants to “see what else is out there and then we will swing back and see where he’s at.” (


Frank Seravalli said that the Stars would prefer Zuccarello on a four-year deal while Zuccarello is likely looking for a five-year deal. (TSN)

Sean Shapiro writes in The Athletic that Dallas reportedly looks at Zuccarello as a player worth $5 million per season while Zuccarello sees himself as someone worth $6 million per season.

Elliotte Friedman wrote last week that there was “mutual desire” between Zuccarello and Dallas for an extension. (Sportsnet)

If Zuccarello re-signs with Dallas then the 2020 conditional third-round pick the Stars sent the Rangers would turn into a 2020 first round pick.

The Rangers also acquired Dallas’ 2019 second round pick which they used yesterday on Matthew Roberstson.

Adam Rotter: The feeling around the NHL is that Zuccarello will work something out with the Stars, probably somewhere in the four-year, $5.5 million range. If that doesn’t happen then Zuccarello becomes one of the top UFA wingers on the market and will likely draw a lot of interest. Could he return to the Rangers? If things don’t work out in Dallas, Artemi Panarin signs elsewhere and the Rangers move on from Chris Kreider, and to a lesser extent Jimmy Vesey, then I think it’s possible that Zuccarello returns. I don’t think Zuccarello would necessarily take a discount to return but if things were equal between the Rangers and another team, I think he’d opt to return. A lot needs to happen to even get to the point where the Rangers and Zuccarello entertain a reunion, but in the right circumstances I think it could happen. Ultimately I think he stays in Dallas and the Rangers get their 2020 first rounder but that Zuccarello returns to New York as a trade deadline rental in a few years to help the Rangers make a run.