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Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
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The Ottawa Senators have inked Mika Zibanejad to a two-year, $5.25 million deal.
Zibanejad would have become a restricted free agent as his entry-level contract expired. The 22-year-old forward took a moderate step forward last season with 20 goals and 46 points in 80 contests. It wouldn't be surprising to once again set career-highs in 2015-16. Jun 25 - 9:04 AM

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Mika Zibanejad will not join Team Sweden for the World Hockey Championship in May due to a bruised kneecap. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

Zibanejad's production has steadily grown over his first three seasons in the NHL. The 22 year old forward has gone from seven goals and 20 points over 42 games during the truncated 2012-13 season, to 20 goals and 46 points over 80 games this past season. Zibanejad now has 43 goals and 100 points in 200 career NHL games, with eight points in 16 playoff games to boot.
Apr 28 - 6:19 PM

Mika Zibanejad notched a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 4-3 loss to Montreal in Game 1 of the postseason.

He recorded both points during the Senators' five-minute power play in the second period. Despite the defeat, Zibaejad is confident the Senators can learn from their mistakes. "There were a couple of bounces from their side and then we let one in on (our power play), as well," he said. "They are things we can fix. It's nothing magical. We've just got to be a little more careful in some situations."
Apr 16 - 12:09 PM

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Washington.

Zibanejad did all of his damage in the first period of the game. He picked up an assist on Clarke MacArthur's goal at the 9:03 mark of the period and he added a goal of his own just 53 seconds later. The 21-year-old now has 20 goals and 45 points in 76 games this season.
Apr 5 - 10:37 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored twice in Monday's 5-2 win over Sharks.

It was Zibanejad's second goal that was incredible as he out-worked Chris Tierney from behind to take over the puck, and then went top-shelf to open the scoring. Zibanejad is now on a four game point scoring streak, potting five points during that time. He now has 19 goals and 43 points this season.
Mar 24 - 1:22 AM

Mika Zibanejad is on a six-game point streak.

Zibanejad found the back of the net against Buffalo on Friday to help the Senators earn a 3-2 victory. He has 17 goals and 36 points in 61 contests in 2014-15.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 7 - 11:01 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored his 16th goal of the year in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota.

However, he could've had more as he hit two posts in the third period. Zibanejad found iron again in the shootout, which added to his frustration. "It's rattling," he said. "I think I hit the same spot as against Pittsburgh the last time. I've just got to work on it." Zibanejad has a four-game point streak now.
Mar 4 - 11:32 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored his 15th of the year in the Senators 3-0 win over Anaheim on Wednesday.

It was Zibanejad's second goal in ten games he now has 31 points on the campaign. He had 16 goals and 33 points in 69 games last season so he has shown improvements. Whether or not he is a legit top six forward in the NHL is still unclear at this point though. Erik Condra and Kyle Turris rounded out the scoring for Ottawa in a strong overall team effort.
Feb 26 - 1:17 AM

Mika Zibanejad has enjoyed playing alongside Bobby Ryan.

"It's great to get locked up with that guy," Zibanejad said Monday. "I like the way he plays, the way he thinks. He encourages me to play my way. Earlier, maybe I was focusing more on getting (Ryan) the puck and letting him do everything. Maybe that took away from me. I'm now holding onto the puck a little more and not feeling obligated to give him the puck all the time." Zibanejad has been hot of late, with three goals and two assists over a four-game point streak.
Feb 3 - 9:53 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-2 blowout of Arizona.

Zibanejad got in on the offensive explosion that the Senators had in the third period. He assisted on Bobby Ryan's goal 1:57 into the final frame, and his goal was Ottawa's seventh of the game. The 21-year-old is now on a four-game point streak and he has found himself on the scoresheet in five of his last six games. He has 13 goals and 26 points in 46 games this season.
Feb 1 - 10:05 AM

Mika Zibanejad registered five shots and posted his 12th goal in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Dallas.

He has earned a point in three straight games and has six points (three goals, three assists) in his last seven outings. He is currently playing between Clarke MacArthur and Bobby Ryan.
Jan 30 - 9:59 AM

Mika Zibanejad registered two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over Arizona.

The assists end a four-game pointless streak for Zibanejad. The 21-year-old registered the primary assist on Milan Michalek's first period goal, and the only helper on Mike Hoffman's second period goal. Zibanejad has nine goals and 20 points in 39 games this season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 11 - 11:23 AM

Mika Zibanejad has enjoyed tremendous success on a line with Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan.

The three had a combined six points against the Ducks in a 6-2 win Friday night. Zibanejad has been white hot in the month of December with 11 points in nine games. If for some reason he is a free agent in your hockey pool, pick him up.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad has scored five goals in his last five games.

The 21-year-old had just three goals before this recent five-game stretch. The former sixth overall pick has loads of talent, but he's yet to put it all together in his young career. Hopefully this is a sign that Zibanejad has arrived at his potential. He has 14 points in 27 games this season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad continues to heat up lately, as he scored a goal in the Ottawa Senators' 3-2 shootout win against the Boston Bruins.

Zibanejad now has eight points in six games (five goals, three assists). It appears that he's enjoying solid chemistry with Bobby Ryan.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Eric O'Dell
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Cody Ceci
4Patrick Wiercioch
5Jared Cowen
6Mark Borowiecki
7Chris Phillips
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond