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Mika Zibanejad

24-Year-Old Center – New York Rangers

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Zibanejad spent the first 19 games of 2016-17 making the Rangers look like geniuses for acquiring him and a pick from Ottawa for Derick Brassard, but a broken leg sidelined him for nearly two months, and while he scored two goals in his first game back, his final 36 games of...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 227   DOB: 4/18/1993   BORN: Huddinge, Sweden   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mika Zibanejad Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $26.75 million contract with the Rangers in July of 2017.

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Zibanejad picked up a power-play assist to counter a minus-2 rating and eight empty shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime home loss to the Penguins.

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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 1:55 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 2:41 149 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 56 14 23 37 9 16 119 11.8 2 0 17:04 4 7 11 2:23 23 27
2017-18 24 NHL NYR 7 5 1 6 -6 0 31 16.1 0 0 18:59 4 1 5 4:37 5 2
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

18:59

Average Time On Ice

On average, Mika Zibanejad was on the ice for 18:59.

4:37

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Mika Zibanejad was on the ice for 4:37 during power plays.

0:44

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Mika Zibanejad was on the ice for 0:44 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:46 2:31 1:25
2016-17 17:04 2:23 0:43
2017-18 18:59 4:37 0:44

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 PIT 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 8 0.0 1 0 18:51 4:15
Oct 14 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 21:43 4:29
Oct 13 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:26 4:34
Oct 10 STL 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 20:32 5:17
Oct 8 MON 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:41 4:22
Oct 7 TOR@TOR 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 15:27 2:06
Oct 5 COL 2 0 2 -2 0 2 0 0 8 25.0 1 0 21:15 7:17

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

Zibanejad scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.

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Zibanejad potted his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's win over Montreal.

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Zibanejad pocketed two first-period goals, both on the power play, in a 4-2 loss to the Avalanche on Thursday.

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Zibanejad put pen to paper Tuesday on a five-year deal with the Rangers worth $26.75 million.

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Zibanejad decided to file for arbitration Wednesday.

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Zibanejad finished the 2016-17 campaign with 14 goals and 37 points in 56 games, then added nine points in 12 games during the Rangers' playoff run.

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Zibanejad scored a goal and added an assist with three shots on net during Tuesday's Game 6 loss to Ottawa.

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Zibanejad collected two assists in Saturday's Game 2 overtime loss to Ottawa.

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Zibanejad netted the overtime winner as well as a shorthanded assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's Game 5 victory over Montreal.

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Zibanejad picked up a pair of helpers in Sunday's win over the Penguins.

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Zibanejad scored the Rangers' only goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Senators.

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Zibanejad recorded two assists for the second consecutive game Sunday against the Ducks.

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2016-17

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, which led to a campaign filled with career highs. The 2011 No. 6 pick notched 21 tallies, 30 assists, 184 shots on goal and seven game-winning markers. Now with a playoff squad, Zibanejad will be expected to elevate his game and fill the void that Brassard leaves. The Swede will man the second line next to Jesper Fast and Chris Kreider, surfacing as a more unappealing trio when comparing the wingers to Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman. It may be wise to approach with caution, at least at first, as there will be a learning curve with the new team.

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.