2009-10: Mats Zuccarello signed with the Rangers in May of 2010.
2010-11: Zuccarello made his NHL debut with the Rangers in December after starting his first season in North America with AHL Connecticut. In 42 NHL games he scored 6 goals with 17 assists and was +3 with 4 PMs. Zuccarello played in one playoff game in the Rangers' first round series with Washington and was scoreless with 2 PMs. In 36 games with Connecticut he scored 13 goals with 16 assists and was +2 with 16 PMs. Three of his 13 goals for the Whale were scored on the power play. Zuccarello scored a goal and had an assist and was +1 with 4 PMs in two AHL playoff games with Connecticut.
2011-12: Zuccarello split his second season with the Rangers between the big club and it's AHL affiliate Connecticut — skating in 10 games for the Rangers and 37 games with the Whale before suffering a season-ending wrist injury. He saw limited ice time in three October games for New York before being sent down and did not return to the Rangers until March. Zuccarello scored his only two NHL goals in back-to-back games against Colorado and New Jersey in March and had 1 assist with 6 penalty minutes; finishing with an even plus/minus. He scored at nearly a point-per-game pace in the AHL, finishing with 12 goals and 24 assists in 37 games, and was plus-five with 22 penalty minutes. Zuccarello signed a contract to play with Magnitogorsk in the KHL in June 2012 and was tendered a qualifying offer by the Rangers.
Zuccarello has speed and vision, combined with excellent hands and an eagerness to take the body.