SportsRangers Mats Zuccarello a finalist for Masterton Trophy Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers celebrates a third-period goal against the Florida Panthers scored by teammate Rick Nash at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 21, 2016. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac By Steve Zipay firstname.lastname@example.org May 1, 2016 3:53 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello, who suffered a fractured skull in last season’s playoffs and briefly lost the ability to speak, was named one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy. The 28-year-old Norwegian recovered to have a banner season, with 26 goals and 61 points, after being struck by a shot from teammate Ryan McDonagh during the first-round series against the Penguins a year ago. The other finalists, as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, are Florida’s Jaromir Jagr and Pittsburgh’s Pascal Dupuis. The trophy, first presented in 1968, is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey Rangers forward Dominic Moore won the trophy in 2014. By Steve Zipay email@example.com Steve Zipay, a native New Yorker and former sports media and business columnist, covered the Rangers from 2005 to 2018. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.