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Mika Zibanejad | Center | #93

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Mika Zibanejad ended his season on four game point streak, thanks to his 22nd goal of the season during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.
Zibanejad had a career year in 2015-16, posting 22 goals and 52 points through all 82 games. The 22-year-old has now made it two straight quality seasons, giving much to be excited about moving forward. Apr 9 - 3:44 PM

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Mika Zibanejad netted his 20th goal of the season on Thursday night in a 3-1 win over Florida.

He has notched two goals and one assist over a three-game scoring streak. The mini-scoring spree has also given him his first 50-point season in the NHL.
Apr 8 - 8:57 AM

Mika Zibanejad has posted a career high 48 points this season, but he isn't exactly thrilled with his performance overall.

"I've made some improvements this year," Zibanejad said. "I can't say I'm disappointed at the season, but I can't say I'm overly happy with the season. It has been an up and down season for the team, as well, so obviously, it comes down to looking yourself in the mirror." Not making the playoffs is certainly weighing on his mind. The soon-to-be 23-year-old center plans to make more improvements over the summer.
Apr 5 - 10:40 AM

Mika Zibanejad potted a goal for the Senators in their 5-0 shutout of the Canadiens on Saturday night.

He also had two shots on goal and five hits in 16:13. In his fourth season, it almost seems like 17 goals and 45 points is not enough. But when you realize Zibanejad is on pace to set career highs in points and has the potential reach 20 goals, it’s not all that bad. He’s also still only 22 years old. The other goal scorers for the Senators: Curtis Lazar, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Alex Chiasson and Marc Methot, who was a plus-four, too. Mike Hoffman had two assists.

Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime victory against Minnesota.

He picked up an assist on Mike Hoffman's tally and scored the game-tying goal in the final 10 seconds of regulation. Zibanejad has 16 goals and 43 points in 70 games this campaign.
Mar 16 - 8:09 AM

Mika Zibanejad is still trying to find an offensive rhythm.

He ended a six-game goalless skid on Saturday against Toronto. It was his first goal since Feb. 27 when he scored three times versus Calgary. "I know how I should play and the frustration takes over too much and it comes from a lack of offense," said Zibanejad. "It's something I have to figure out and work through. It's not easy. If it was, it would already be fixed by now. It's a battle, but I feel like it's heading somewhere."
Mar 14 - 4:30 PM

Mika Zibanejad will take on more responsibility with Kyle Turris out of the lineup indefinitely.

However, Ottawa's bench boss hasn't changed his expectations. "I don't want to see anything different from Mika because Kyle is out," coach Dave Cameron said. "That's got nothing to do with what I expect from Mika. I expect Mika to be a real solid player with and without the puck, real competitive." He will play between Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan on Tuesday night. Zibanejad registered a hat trick in his last outing to give him 14 goals and 39 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 1 - 5:07 PM

Mika Zibanejad netted a hat trick in the Senators’ 6-4 win against the Flames on Saturday night.

He recorded the natural hat trick in the third period, becoming the first Senators player to do so since Jason Spezza on Oct. 15, 2013, per NHL's public relations department. The goals broke a nine-game slide without one. Even after the stellar game, Zibanejad is a fringy fantasy forward, now with 14 goals and 39 points in 62 games. Zack Smith, Nick Paul and Jean-Gabriel Pageau got the other markers. Mark Stone had three assists, while Mike Hoffman and Erik Karlsson recorded two apiece.
Feb 28 - 12:59 AM

Mika Zibanejad will center Curtis Lazar and Chris Neil during Tuesday's match with Buffalo.

This is great news for the Senators and their fans. The 22-year-old has 11 goals and 35 points in 56 games this season, putting him on track for his fourth straight season of statistical growth.
Feb 16 - 7:16 PM

Mike Zibanejad is taking warm-ups Tuesday night against Buffalo.

This doesn't guarantee that he'll play, but it's infrequent that a player warms up and then doesn't play. With only a short time before lineups set, we'd play him.
Feb 16 - 7:05 PM

Mika Zibanejad (undisclosed) is listed as a game-time decision for Tuesday night.

He didn't participate in the morning session, so his chances of playing against Buffalo don't look very good.
Feb 16 - 11:46 AM

Mika Zibanejad has been dropped to the Senators' third line.

He has not scored in 10 games and is now behind Jean-Gabriel Pageau on the depth chart. Zibanejad is a streaky player and will eventually rebound. However, while he is slumping, we suggest you bench him.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Feb 15 - 11:38 AM

Mika Zibanejad wants to take advantage of his time as Ottawa's number one center.

"It is an opportunity for myself to take a role that I have been expecting to grow into, or take that next step forward," said Zibanejad, who is getting more responsibilities with Kyle Turris sidelined. "Being able to play against top lines every night is a challenge. And it's a fun one." He is expected to play between Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan in Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh. Zibanejad will enter the match on a six-game point streak, so he appears to be up for the challenge.
Feb 2 - 11:16 AM

Mika Zibanejad stretched his point streak to six straight games on Tuesday.

He earned an assist on a goal by Erik Karlsson in Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Buffalo. Zibanejad has produced five helpers and seven points during his scoring spree.
Jan 27 - 11:39 AM

Mika Zibanejad has five game-deciding shootout goals, which moves him ahead of Daniel Alfredsson.

"I like the shootout," said Zibanejad, who has scored on three of his six shootout attempts this year. "Ever since I was a kid, I like breakaways, I like one-on-one situations with a goalie, I've been somewhat successful, I guess. I like it, I don't want to get rid of it. It's a different element to the game, I think. A lot of people call it a lottery, but I really enjoy it." He scored the only goal in the shootout against San Jose on Monday and added an assist in regulation.
Jan 21 - 8:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Scott Gomez
7Phil Varone
8Buddy Robinson
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Matt Puempel
5David Dziurzynski
6Nick Paul
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Ben Harpur
9Mike Kostka
10Patrick Sieloff
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond