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Mika Zibanejad

23-Year-Old Center – New York Rangers

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Zibanejad is expected to break out in the near future, and despite hopes that this is the season, the Sens decided to ship the center to New York for proven Derick Brassard. Opportunity came knocking for the 23-year-old this past season with Kyle Turrisís season ending early...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Leg    EST. RETURN:  1/2/2017
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/18/1993
BORN: Huddinge, Sweden   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $5.25 million contract extension with the Senators in June of 2015. Traded to Rangers in July of 2016.

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Zibanejad (leg) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Mika Zibanejad NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 18 NHL OTT 9 0 1 1 -3 2 12 0.0 0 0 12:54 0 1 1 1:03 15 5
2012-13 19 NHL OTT 42 7 13 20 9 6 90 7.8 0 0 13:34 3 1 4 2:25 82 19
2013-14 20 NHL OTT 69 16 17 33 -15 18 153 10.5 0 0 14:20 3 5 8 1:58 118 28
2013-14 20 AHL BIN 6 2 5 7 1 2 0 2
2014-15 21 NHL OTT 80 20 26 46 0 20 150 13.3 0 0 16:26 4 10 14 2:53 149 26
2015-16 22 NHL OTT 81 21 30 51 -2 18 184 11.4 7 2 17:46 2 9 11 2:31 111 43
2016-17 23 NHL NYR 19 5 10 15 1 6 47 10.6 0 0 16:41 0 5 5 2:43 6 10
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Mika Zibanejad – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

16:41

Average Time On Ice

On average, Mika Zibanejad was on the ice for 16:41.

2:43

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Mika Zibanejad was on the ice for 2:43 during power plays.

0:25

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Mika Zibanejad was on the ice for 0:25 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 16:26 2:53 0:18
2015-16 17:46 2:31 1:25
2016-17 16:41 2:43 0:25

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Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 9 @CHI Did Not Play
Dec 8 @WPG Did Not Play
Dec 6 @NYI Did Not Play
Dec 3 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 1 @BUF Did Not Play
Nov 29 CAR Did Not Play
Nov 27 OTT Did Not Play
Nov 25 @PHI Did Not Play
Nov 23 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 21 @PIT Did Not Play
Nov 20 FLA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 2 18:38 2:22
Nov 18 @CLM 1 0 1 -2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 16:12 2:13
Nov 15 @VAN 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:14 2:41
Nov 13 @EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:15 0:00
Nov 12 @CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:40 1:45
Nov 8 VAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 17:05 4:28
Nov 6 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:50 0:00
Nov 5 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:54 2:18
Nov 3 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:42 2:42
Nov 1 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:10 4:25
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Oct 30 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:08 4:13
Oct 28 @CAR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 15:57 2:10
Oct 26 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:39 5:31
Oct 23 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:03 1:21
Oct 22 @WAS 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:05 2:03
Oct 19 DET 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 18:36 3:41
Oct 17 SAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 19:16 3:08
Oct 15 @STL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 16:54 1:50
Oct 13 NYI 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:40 4:50

Mika Zibanejad: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zibanejad will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks with a broken fibula.

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Zibanejad left Sunday's game against the Panthers after taking a nasty fall into the boards, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Zibanejad dished out two assists and skated to a plus-3 rating Tuesday in a 7-2 win over Vancouver.

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Zibanejad scored his second goal of the season and registered five shots on net for the second consecutive game Wednesday.

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Zibanejad netted his first goal with the Rangers and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Blues.

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Zibanejad dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's season-opening 5-3 victory over the Islanders.

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Zibanejad exploded for a power-play goal and two assists -- one on the man advantage -- during Tuesday's 5-2 preseason victory over the Islanders.

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Zibanejad was acquired by the Rangers from Ottawa on Monday along with a 2018 second-round pick in exchange for Derick Brassard and a 2018 seventh-round pick.

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Zibanejad will aim to improve his summer conditioning in an effort to come into next season in top form, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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Zibanejad lit the lamp on four shots and tacked on two hits in Saturday's 6-1 win against the Bruins.

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Zibanejad scored a power-play goal and fired three shots on net over 15:37 of ice time in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Panthers.

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Zibanejad isn't overly happy with his performance this season, but he's also not disappointed in it, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports. "I've got to improve in the summer," said the 2011 first-round pick.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Zibanejad had a successful first full NHL campaign last season, hitting 20 goals for the first time to go with 46 points, and the question now is whether he's got another gear. At just 22 years old, he's established himself as an NHL regular and the Senators' second-line pivot, but the former No. 6 overall pick is more of a two-way center than an offensive mastermind. From a fantasy perspective but certainly not from a real-life one, he bears something of a resemblance to the Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky, without the PIM -- Zibanejad's got the size, grit and intensity to rack up 200 hits per season eventually, and the slick puck skills to net between 50 and 60 points. Of course, there's no guarantee that he'll leap to that level this year -- it's more likely that he'll approximately replicate last year's production, but perhaps with continued improvement in plus/minus as well as hits and shots.

2014-15

Zibanejad is still just 23 years old, and is coming off a decent season in 2013-14, during which he collected 16 goals and 17 assists in 69 games. The team continues to have high hopes for the young Swede, and many fans have been begging for him to get a permanent spot in the team's top six. That probably won't happen this year, but keep an eye on Zibanejad's production when he does get a chance to play with more skilled linemates. With veteran David Legwand coming off a disappointing season and only sitting on a two-year contract, it's possible that the team is grooming Zibanejad to be their second-line center in a couple years.

2013-14

Zibanejad registered seven goals and 13 assists in 42 games with the Senators in 2013, and is yet another part of the future in Ottawa. The 20-year-old has a promising career ahead of him, and could stake out a spot in the top six as the fourth winger behind Milan Michalek, Bobby Ryan, and Clarke MacArthur. If he stays at center, it will be with the third or fourth line, depending on what the team has planned for Jean-Gabriel Pageau. Keep an eye on how the Sens are using him in training camp to see whether or not he'll get the increased opportunities of a top-six forward.

2012-13

The 19-year-old Swedish forward, the sixth overall pick in 2011, played in Ottawa's first nine regular season games last season before being sent back to Sweden to play for Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League. He scored the golden goal for team Sweden in the finals of the World Junior Menís Hockey Championship against Russia, but once he returned to Sweden, he suffered a concussion and never did find his game for the rest of the season. Now, fully recovered, Zibanejad will look to earn a forward spot on the Senators out of training camp. Big, fast, and skilled, Z-Bad, as he's known, could potentially line up on one of the top two lines, but thatís likely not a realistic scenario. Interestingly enough, while he was drafted as a center, he'll likely play on the wing in Ottawa if he does earn a spot. Heís shown much more offensive flair on the wing than at center, as there is not as much defensive responsibility, something for which heís not known. Should he not make the team, Zibanejad will start the year in the AHL playing for Binghamton. A realistic offensive expectation is for 5-10 goals and 10-15 assists in his first full NHL season. He has a boatloads of potential, but heís still a raw prospect. Those in keeper leagues will want to target Zibanejad in the later rounds.

2011-12

One of the more NHL-ready players to emerge from the 2011 Entry Draft, Zibanejad will arrive at Ottawa's training camp in September looking to win a spot with the club. Gifted with great puck skills, a big body, and speed to spare, the 6'2", 192 pound center plays a very physical, North American style game. Should he not win a spot with Ottawa out of training camp, Zibanejad will return to Sweden to play for Djurgarden where he'll be expected to play an offensive role, take key faceoffs, and see time on both the penalty kill and powerplay. While we don't expect him to make the 2011-12 version of the Ottawa Senators, Zibanejad should crack the team for good in 2012-13.