Zucker is one of two players from the United States to win three gold medals in one calendar year, as he won a gold medal at the 2009 and 2010 World Under-18 Championships as well as the 2010 World Junior Championship.
Who was the other American to do that? Anyone know?
Probably trying to get Christensen going as well as give Zucker some kind of a skilled forward to work with, while Johnson is probably supposed to provide a physical element but of course that never actually is a deterrent.
I'm not sure, but I don't think there's really a 2nd line on the team right now, it's more of a 1st line with a mixed bag of 3rd and 4th liners across the other 3.
I assume he's going to get a lot of playing time. I like it because they all can skate pretty quick.
I spose that works. Fletcher has said that one of the secondary reasons they want him here instead of on ATO in Houston is to give him a taste of the NHL game and let him figure out what he needs to do this summer as far as conditioning goes in preparation for next year.
No better way to do it than to just toss him right into everything.