New York Sports: Ranking the Top 25 Athletes of 2014

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Nov 26, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers right wing

Mats Zuccarello

(36) skates after he scored a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

23.) Mats Zuccarello

Last season a big part of the Rangers’ success was their 5 foot-7 inch right winger Mats Zuccarello. In the 13-14 season, Zuccarello led the Rangers in points with 59, and was tied for the team-lead in assists at 40 with Derek Stepan.

In the postseason, Zuccarello was one of the better Rangers at generating offense, as he had 13 points. That was enough for fifth on the team in the playoffs.

This season hasn’t been as good for Zuccarello, as he has just 19 points so far, but as a whole, the calender year of 2014 has been a successful one for Zuccarello.

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