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Mika Zibanejad | Center | #93

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / OTT
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Mika Zibanejad will be a restricted free agent this off-season.
His two-year, $5.25 million contract is set to expire and this will be his first deal from the New York Rangers following his acquisition from the Ottawa Senators. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that the Zibanejad has "the tools and the capabilities to be a high-end centerman in this league," but "he's at that crossroads right now." Zibanejad registered 14 goals and 37 points in 56 games during the 2016-17 campaign. He also earned nine points in 12 playoff contests. May 13 - 9:53 AM
Source: NY Post

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Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 elimination loss to the Ottawa Senators.

That's it for this edition of the Rangers, as they've officially been eliminated in six games. The Rangers fell behind 2-0 in the first period and they were never able to recover. Zibanejad cut the deficit to 2-1 with a great breakaway goal at the 13:32 mark of second period. It was his first goal since Game 5 of their first-round series against Montreal. Zibanejad also registered the primary assist on Chris Kreider's tally in the third frame. He finished the playoffs with two goals and seven assists in 12 games.
May 9 - 10:26 PM

Mika Zibanejad recorded an assist in the Rangers' 4-1 win against Ottawa on Tuesday.

Zibanejad has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has a goal and seven points in nine playoff games. That puts him in first place among the Rangers in the scoring race.
May 3 - 4:47 AM

Zibanejad scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 3-2 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens.

He also added an assist on Jesper Fast's shorthanded goal in the second period. The Rangers completely dominated the extra frame, and their hard work paid off in a big way. At the 4:22 mark of overtime, Zibanejad snuck behind Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn before burying a Chris Kreider pass behind goalie Carey Price. The win gives the Rangers a 3-2 series lead. They'll head back home for Game 6 on Saturday night with a chance to eliminate the Canadiens. Zibanejad has one goal and two assists in five postseason games.
Apr 20 - 10:45 PM

Mika Zibanejad continues to slide down the depth charts as he played on the fourth line during the third period Sunday.

The center has struggled during the playoffs and especially in Game 3 as the Rangers were horrible offensively in the first two periods, putting only 12 shots on net. Zibanejad actually drew an assist on Brady Skjei's third period goal but it was definitely too little, too late for the Rangers.
Apr 17 - 10:20 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored in his return to Ottawa during Saturday's 3-1 loss.

It was a sweet wrap-around tally, catching Craig Anderson looking the wrong way. The goal gives Zibanejad 14 goals and 35 points in 55 games this season.
Apr 8 - 4:26 PM

Mika Zibanejad collected two assists in a 6-3 loss to Anaheim on Sunday night.

Zibanejad now has a three game point streak going with five assists in that span. This season, Zibanejad has 11 goals and 33 points in 50 games.
Mar 27 - 12:43 AM

Center Mike Zibanejad scored on a breakaway with 1:04 remaining in overtime to give the New York Rangers a 1-0 victory over the Lightning in Tampa Bay Monday night.

Zibanejad ended the goalies' duel with his ninth goal of the season. Zibanejad was set up nicely by defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who posted his 32nd assist of the season. The Rangers were outshot 38-34 in the game. Rick Nash led all shooters with eight shots on goal.
Mar 6 - 11:30 PM

Mika Zibanejad (hand) returned to action on Thursday March 2.

Zibanejad was absent for one game due to the injury. He got a plus-one rating in 15:50 minutes of ice time in his return.
Mar 3 - 5:01 AM

Mika Zibanejad (hand) will miss Tuesday's game against the Capitals.

Zibanejad was seen with a bandage on his hand this morning. The injury was significant enough to keep him out of the lineup tonight. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 7:14 PM

Mika Zibanejad snapped his 15-game goal drought in dramatic fashion during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils.

After getting bailed out twice by Antti Raanta to begin his shift, Zibanejad was able to freeze and then score through the five-hole on Cory Schneider for the game winner in the extra frame. Tack on his assist earlier in the game, and he has eight goals and 24 points in 36 games.
Feb 25 - 9:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad picked up a helper in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.

It was a beauty too, as he won an offensive zone draw forward in a set play between he, Chris Kreider and the eventual goal scorer Mats Zuccarello. Zibanejad now has 15 assists and 22 points in 33 games this season.
Feb 19 - 3:34 PM

Mika Zibanejad recorded an assist in a 4-3 win against Nashville Thursday night.

Zibanejad has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has seven goals and 21 points in 29 contests in 2016-17.
Source: NY Post
Feb 10 - 9:26 AM

Mika Zibanejad made it three games in a row with an assist on Sunday during the 4-3 win over the Flames.

He didn't have a point in his previous four outings after he scored twice in is return to the lineup on Jan. 17 from a broken fibula. Zibanejad now has 13 assists and 20 points in 27 games this season.
Feb 5 - 5:06 PM

Mika Zibanejad is slated to play between Rick Nash and Pavel Buchnevich on Tuesday in his return to the lineup.

He has missed the past 25 games because of a broken fibula. Zibanejad has registered 15 points in 19 games this season, so get him back in your lineup.
Jan 17 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Brandon Pirri
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Brady Skjei
3Kevin Klein
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Adam Clendening
8Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta
3Magnus Hellberg