Jason Zucker knows that he’s capable of giving the Pittsburgh Penguins more than he has most of the time since they acquired him from Minnesota in 2020.
He showed why during their season-opening 6-2 victory against Arizona at PPG Paints Arena Thursday night, as he scored one goal, assisted on another, and worked effectively on the No. 2 line with Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust.
“He was awesome,” Rust said.
And Zucker got tangible rewards to show for it.