Mika Zibanejad


2021 NY Rangers Player Report Card: Mika Zibanejad

To truly understand Mika Zibanejad’s 2021 report card, we have to break it down into pre-COVID recovery and post-COVID recovery. Because let’s be real, there were two different versions of Mika Zibanejad this season. Zibanejad certainly didn’t put up the numbers he did last season, but that was never a realistic ask either. He did, however, show that when he’s himself, he’s a top scoring threat in the league.
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Revisiting the Rangers’ Trade for Mika Zibanejad

On July 18, 2016, the New York Rangers made a franchise-altering trade when they acquired Mika Zibanejad and a second-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Derick Brassard and a seventh-round draft pick. While the trade was initially met with skepticism, in hindsight, it was a brilliant move for the Rangers.

Trading for Jack Eichel only makes sense if Rangers keep Mika Zibanejad

The debate on Jack Eichel will carry on until the Buffalo Sabres make a decision on his future. This does have some Rick Nash vibes to it, and perhaps it is inevitable that the Rangers land him. We know they made a realistic offer for him last year, and we know that Jeff Gorton was interested. What we don’t know is whether or not Chris Drury is interested. But if the Rangers go this route, then they must also keep Mika Zibanejad to go with Jack Eichel.

Now is the time to decide about Mika Zibanejad

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 01: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on May 01, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) There’s no doubt that the New York Rangers have holes to fill. They...

Rangers' Mika Zibanejad says slow start was due to COVID-19

Mika Zibanejad finally admitted to the media Monday that yes, the slow start to his season was largely due to his having had COVID-19 in training camp. "It was a unique situation, obviously, having COVID, and having one practice before the season really started,’’ Zibanejad said, as the players cleaned out their lockers and had their exit meetings. "I think I tried to tell myself that it wasn't, that I was feeling good, and I was feeling fine. But it wasn't easy. I didn't really feel up to speed after that, and it took me a while to kind of get back, just physically and mentally.
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Mika Zibanejad reaches career milestone in season-ending Rangers win

It was only fitting that Mika Zibanejad spearheaded the Rangers’ final win of the season, a 5-4 victory over the Bruins on Saturday, in which the top-line center had two goals including the game winner. Because even though the matchup in Boston had absolutely no meaning after the Blueshirts were...
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Mika Zibanejad scores twice as Rangers defeat Bruins

Mika Zibanejad, Alexis Lafreniere and Vitali Kravtsov scored in a span of less than five minutes during a four-goal third period, and the New York Rangers completed their season with a 5-4 victory over the host Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon. Zibanejad scored again late, K'Andre Miller also had a...

Watch Out: Mika Zibanejad is Hot Again

You can't keep a good player down. New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad got off to a tremendously slow start to the season with just two goals in his first 20 games, but with the Blueshirts surging in the East, the veteran is up to 19 goals and 45 points through 49 games. That is not a coincidence.

Mika Zibanejad notches his seventh career NHL hat trick

Mika Zibanejad continued his marvelous National Hockey League regular season with the New York Rangers on Sunday. The native of Huddinge, Sweden notched his third hat trick of the 2020-21 season and seventh of his NHL career in a 6-3 Rangers win over the Buffalo Sabres. Zibanejad opened the scoring...

Mika Zibanejad nets hat trick as Rangers slug Sabres

Mika Zibanejad recorded his third hat trick of the season early in the second period and Kaapo Kakko scored twice for the New York Rangers, who continued their recent home success with a 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Zibanejad had two goals in the first period and another early...

Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Delivers hat trick

Zibanejad scored a hat trick on seven shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sabres. Zibanejad opened the scoring just 4:49 into the game. He added a power-play goal later in the first period, then deposited another even-strength marker in the second that stood as the game-winner. The Swedish center has surged in April with eight goals and 18 points through 14 appearances. He's at 19 goals, 45 points, 141 shots on net, 65 hits and a plus-8 rating in 49 appearances overall.