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Mika Zibanejad | Center

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
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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. Dec 20 - 11:15 AM

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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
Dec 14 - 11:14 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.
Dec 13 - 3:59 PM

Mike Zibanejad scored two goals and two assists in Ottawa's 4-3 overtime win over Vancouver.

Three of Zibanejad's four points were scored in the second period. He added an assist on Erik Karlsson's overtime goal. The 21-year-old has really turned it on of late. He has seven points in his last four games. Zibanejad has seven goals and 13 points in 25 games this season.
Dec 7 - 10:10 PM

Mika Zibanejad scored his fourth goal of the season in Ottawa's 2-1 home loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

The Sens honored former captain Daniel Alfredsson before the game, but that didn't seem to spark Ottawa. Zibanejad has just eight points in 23 games, but has picked it up lately with four points in his past six. He is not expected to be a fantasy performer anytime soon.
Dec 4 - 11:32 PM

Mika Zibanejad struggled in his return to the lineup on Saturday.

Zibanejad had been a healthy scratch in Ottawa's two previous games coming into Saturday's game against Tampa. The 21-year-old didn't register a point and was a minus-3 in the contest. Zibanejad has been a disappointment this season. He has only scored three goals and six points in 21 games.
Nov 30 - 11:51 AM

After being a healthy scratch Friday night against the Panthers, look for Mika Zibanejad to return to the lineup Saturday night against Tampa.

He will likely draw in even if Bobby Ryan is healthy enough to play. Zibanejad has been a huge disappointment this season with only six points in 20 games. Perhaps this will be a wake up call for him.
Nov 29 - 11:15 AM

Mika Zibanejad is projected to be a healthy scratch again on Friday.

He was sat in the press box for Tuesday's game versus St. Louis as well. Coach Paul MacLean wants Zibanjad to dictate the pace more when he returns to the lineup because prior to being removed from the lineup he was playing too careful.
Nov 28 - 9:24 AM

Mika Zibanejad and Milan Michalek will sit Tuesday night against St. Louis as Colin Greening and Erik Condra tag in.

Condra will will take the left slot with David Legwand and Chris Neil on the second line, while Greening will take the fourth line's left wing with Curtis Lazar and Michael Stone. It is not yet known if Zibanejad and Michalek are healthy scratches as Coach MacLean shakes things up.
Nov 25 - 7:43 PM

Mika Zibanejad finally scored his first goal of the season in his ninth game during Ottawa's 5-4 shootout loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old has not shown many promising signs so far season, but last year's 33 points in 69 games shows that it is just an early slump and he should pick it up after breaking the ice. Zibanejad was the sixth overall pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.
Oct 30 - 10:58 PM

Mika Zibanejad doesn't have a point in five games.

He's been playing on a line with Bobby Ryan and Alex Chiasson, but it hasn't led to any offense early in the 2014-15 campaign. Zibanejad has seven shots and Chiasson has posted one shot in his last three games. There's a chance that the combination could be reshuffled even though the Senators have opened with an impressive 4-1 record.
Oct 20 - 10:45 AM

Mika Zibanejad netted a goal for Ottawa in its 4-2 win over the Canadiens on Saturday night.

While Zibanejad’s 16-goal, 33-point season last year in 69 games won’t excite, the 21-year-old is one to nab later in drafts because he'll likely be given more responsibility this season, and has the ability to take advantage of it. Mike Hoffman, David Legwand and Curtis Lazar picked up the other markers. Milan Michalek had two assists. Craig Anderson made 26 saves on 28 shots.
Oct 4 - 10:13 PM

Sens Head Coach Paul MacLean has said Mika Zibanejad will get the opportunities to increase his ice time this season, but he will not force it if the 21 year old is not ready to play a major role.

"He is certainly someone we want to give the opportunity to take (significant) ice time," said MacLean. "(Zibanejad) is at that stage where his growth can be substantial and significant. We also have to be careful in the long-term when it's not going his way, and it's not always going to go his way, we can't keep forcing him out there. (Our depth) gives us a chance to insulate Mika when he needs it."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 14 - 2:01 PM

Mika Zibanejad could end up playing on the wing or at center this season.

Ottawa likes the versatility that David Legwand brings to their lineup and his play will largely impact where Zibanejad lines up. Zibanejad may skate at center on the second or third line or he may be on one of those combinations as a winger. "A lot of them [centers] can move to the wing," coach Paul MacLean said. "The only one of them that probably couldn't move to the wing would be Kyle. Everyone else has the ability to play on the wing as well. If that's the case, that makes us a bigger and deeper team."
Source: NHL.com
Aug 19 - 6:03 PM

Mika Zibanejad will not play again this season.

He sustained an injury in Thursday's game against the Devils and was taken to hospital. We don't know the nature of the injury but we do know he has been ruled out of the Senators' final two games of the season. We like Zibanejad as a late round speculation for next season.
Apr 12 - 11:36 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3David Legwand
4Zack Smith
5Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner