|Assets:||Owns a great shot, plenty of offensive acumen, a very projectable 6-1 frame and two-way instincts. Can line up at any forward position, which adds to his overall value.|
|Flaws:||Needs to continue to add bulk and become stronger physically, as well as learn more about the nuances of the North American pro game, in order to maximize potential.|
|Career Potential:||Talented, versatile two-way forward with big upside.|
|1/28/2013||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/16/2012||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/11/2012||Re-assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/26/2011||Returned to Djurgarden IF of the Swedish Elite League.|
|7/13/2011||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/24/2011||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round (6th overall) in 2011.|
Mika Zibanejad posts first playoff marker | 05/08/2013 9:26 AM
NewsMika Zibanejad helped spark Ottawa's comeback win in Game 4 with his first NHL playoff goal at the 11:55 mark of the third period.
ImpactZibanejad redirected the puck into the net off his skate and the play held up as a goal after a lengthy review. He didn't have a point in his previous two postseason matches after getting two assists in Game 1.
MacLean praises Zibanejad's development | 04/11/2013 10:59 AM
NewsCoach Paul MacLean wasn't impressed by Mika Zibanejad at the start of the 2012-13 campaign, but he has matured a great deal since then.
Impact"His conditioning wasn't very good, his attitude wasn't very good and the way he played wasn't very good," MacLean said bluntly referring to Zibanejad's start to the AHL season with Binghamton. The Ottawa bench boss believes that the soon-to-be 20-year-old forward "has grown not only as a hockey player, but as a young man" since then. Zibanejad has six goals and 19 points in 33 games with the big club, but has been racking up assists of late with 10 coming in his last 11 contests.
Mika Zibanejad gets an assist Sunday | 04/08/2013 10:29 AM
NewsMika Zibanejad registered an assist in Ottawa's 2-1 loss Sunday.
ImpactZibanejad has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last eight games. He has nine assists over that span. He's worth taking a chance on in standard leagues in the hopes that he'll finish the season on a high note. He's certainly capable of it and the rookie line of Zibanejad, Cory Conacher, and Jakob Silfverberg has the potential to really shine.
Mika Zibanejad keeps up the pace for Sens | 03/28/2013 10:26 PM
NewsMika Zibanejad racked up a pair of assists in the Senators 3-0 win over the Rangers.
ImpactZibanejad has been one of the many Sens players to step up in the absence of superstars Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza. He has registered at least a point in four straight contests. Guillaume Latendresse and Colin Greening also scored goals for Ottawa in the victory.
Mika Zibanejad getting comfortable in NHL | 03/13/2013 10:40 PM
NewsMika Zibanejad scored Wednesday night but Ottawa came up just short in its 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal.
ImpactThe 19-year-old who has 30 games under his belt is growing more comfortable in the league by the day and his talent is starting to shine through. He only has six goals and three assists on the season, but three of those goals have come in his last five games. Daniel Alfredsson and Patrick Wiercioch notched the other markers.
Mika Zibanejad still a working progress | 03/11/2013 10:46 AM
NewsMika Zibanejad centered a line between Chris Neil and Matt Stone in Friday's win over the New York Rangers.
ImpactHe was credited with five shots and three hits in the contest. "It's not like I'm not supposed to play physical but I can focus more on just playing my game," Zibanejad said. "If (Neil) is physical on the D they're just going to throw away pucks and we can catch them up and do something with it." Zibanejad has five goals and eight points in 19 games, but he also commented that he's starting to get more comfortable playing at the NHL level. He has plenty of potential but he still appears to be a working progress.
Mika Zibanejad scores fourth goal of 2013 | 03/03/2013 7:40 PM
NewsMika Zibanejad found the net for the fourth time in the 2013 season during the Ottawa Senators' 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.
ImpactThe sixth pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft is starting to get acclimated to the NHL. While his seven points in 17 games don't argue fantasy relevance, he's a guy to watch in the future.
Mika Zibanejad a healthy scratch Monday | 02/18/2013 11:44 AM
NewsMika Zibanejad will be a healthy scratch for the Senators on Monday afternoon.
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ImpactIt's really all part of the process for a young player. Zibanejad has three points on the season. Andre Benoit will also sit, with Colin Greening and Patrick Wiercioch getting into the lineup against the Devils.
Zibanejad hopes to cash in on opportunity | 02/12/2013 10:36 AM
NewsMika Zibanejad skated between Milan Michalek and Daniel Alfredsson in Monday's practice.
Impact"It's a great opportunity for me," said Zibanejad, who has one goal and two assists in seven games since being recalled from AHL Binghamton. "It's up to me to take advantage of that." He was brought up when Jason Spezza was hurt and now with Peter Regin out as well, the Senators are hoping that Zibanejad can step up. The situation should be monitored, but Zibanejad hasn't shown much so far from a fantasy perspective.
Zibanejad gets shot on Senators' first line | 02/05/2013 2:39 PM
NewsMika Zibanejad will get a chance to play with Kyle Turris and Daniel Alfredsson on Tuesday.
ImpactZibanejad has a goal and two points in four games, but has averaged just 11:51 minutes this season. If he gets significantly more playing time on Tuesday, then he'd be worth taking a chance on as a free agent.
Mika Zibanejad scores first career goal | 01/30/2013 10:54 PM
NewsMika Zibanejad scored his first career goal Wednesday night in the Senators' 5-1 win over the Canadiens.
ImpactIt was the 19-year-old's 11th career game. He played 8:15 and with the Senators playing so well, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sheltered a bit, at least initially. Zibanejad has the ability to be a frontline forward, and is also pretty responsible in his own end. He had 11 points in 23 AHL games this season. Don't expect the world right away, but know that the potential is there to be a fantasy asset down the road.
Mika Zibanejad enjoys solid season debut | 01/30/2013 1:09 PM
NewsMika Zibanejad had a solid game Tuesday in his season debut with Ottawa.
ImpactThe contest was his first back in the NHL since his nine-game trial at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. Zibanejad registered one assist and four shots during his 14:26 of ice time, which should keep him in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus Montreal.
Mika Zibanejad in the lineup Tuesday night | 01/29/2013 2:47 PM
NewsMike Zibanejad will make his season debut Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Senators recalled Zibanejad on Monday after the No. 6 overall pick in 2011 scored four goals and seven assists in 23 games with AHL Binghamton. It's been quite a start to the year for rookies, but we'd limit your expectations for Zibanejad, who still needs some seasoning.
Ottawa recalls Mika Zibanejad from minors | 01/28/2013 3:27 PM
NewsOttawa has brought up Mika Zibanejad from the minors.
ImpactHe has notched four goals and seven assists in 23 games with AHL Binghamton this campaign. Zibanejad could make his season debut with the big club if he gets the opportunity to play on Tuesday.
Mika Zibanejad may not attend Ottawa's camp | 01/08/2013 3:09 PM
NewsMika Zibanejad may not attend Ottawa's training camp.
ImpactOttawa GM Bryan Murray is not sure if the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft will be brought in even if he is healthy enough. Zibanejad has been suffering from a lingering neck injury that has limited him to 16 games with AHL Binghamton. He hasn't found much success in those appearances anyway with one goal and six assists. Jacob Silfverberg, Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman are likely to participate though, which would make it fairly crowded.
|2/18/2013||Ott||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||42||14||11||25||-||18||-||-||-||-||-||0.60|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||3||1||2||3||-||0||-||-||-||-||-||1.00|
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 16||0|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 5||1|
|Points||2||3 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 5||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Mar 17||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Tor||Feb 23||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:at Mtl||last:Mar 13||0|
|Power Play Points||1||4 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Mar 28||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||42 times-last:at Bos||last:Apr 28||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||42 times-last:at Bos||last:Apr 28||0|
|Shots||7||vs. Wsh||Apr 18||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2011-12 (Ott)|
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