This is the second straight year that Zucker's name has been tied with the Penguins, as he was rumored to be heading there last season before the deadline. Although, Phil Kessel, who is now with the Arizona Coyotes, refused to waive his no-trade clause, as he was the piece that would've been going to Minnesota. Kessel quickly got over that by the off-season, as he was dealt to Arizona last summer.
Zucker has 14 goals and 15 assists this season for a Wild team that is fighting with the Chicago Blackhawks to stay out of the basement of the Central Division. Despite them mathematically being within striking distance of a playoff spot, the division is too tightly knit for them to keep up with the rest of those teams. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford was very excited about this move, calling Zucker a "top six forward" in the league.
They gave up the 25-year-old Galchenyuk to make this happen, as he had just five goals and 12 assists in his first season with them. He does have potential, which was shown with 30 goals and 25 assists in Montreal during the 2015-2016 campaign. Although, the center could not find his groove in Pittsburgh, and he will now join his third team in as many seasons.