Why Did Former Wild Star Jason Zucker Buy A New Home In Minnesota?
Jason Zucker was drafted by the Minnesota Wild and played with them until he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2020. He just recently bought a new house in Minnesota.
Zucker was born in California and played college hockey at the University of Denver. He even won a gold medal at the 2010 World Juniors while playing for Team USA. Speaking of 2010, that's when the Minnesota Wild drafted him in the second round.
He ended up playing 456 games for the Wild. During his time, he scored 132 goals, made 111 assists, and brought his point total to 243. He became the seventh player in franchise history to score 100 goals with the team. In 2018 he even signed a five-year contract extension and took home the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in the 2018-2019 season. The trophy goes to players who "best exemplify leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
Unfortunately, in 2020 he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Center Alex Galchenyuk, Defenseman Calen Addison, and a conditional first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
Zucker has been a Penguin ever since, so why would he be buying a new house in Minnesota?
If you didn't know, his wife Carly is from Minnesota. Carly is a journalist and an entertainment personality. She's been covering fashion, and entertainment and interviewing celebrities for years. She has also been a producer, writer, and host at The CW Twin Cities for over a decade.
The couple has two kids and according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (paywall), they have purchased a new home in Minneapolis. They sold their Edina home last year for $4.18 million. Looks like they bought a house in the Linden Hills neighborhood for $3.43 million.
It would be nice if Zucker came back to play for the Wild, but it's still pretty cool that he calls Minnesota home.