Mika Zibanejad
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 18/04/1993
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: OTT: 2011-6 overall
2014-15: Established new statistical career highs in all major categories; goals (20), assists (26), points (46), penalty minutes (20) and games (80) … Improved to nine-for-19 for his NHL career in shootout attempts after converting on five of 11 attempts … Recorded a two-goal game (on two occasions) for the first time in his NHL career … Registered a new career best with four points (two goals, two assists) to help the Senators recover from a 3-0 deficit to earn a win on Dec. 7 vs. Vancouver (4-3 OT win) … Matched his career high in goals (16) while establishing a new career high in points (34) in the building in which he was drafted on March 3 at Minnesota (3-2 SO loss) … Established a new career high when he registered at least one point in a seventh consecutive contest on March 8 vs. Calgary (5-4 SO win) ... Recorded the 100th point of his NHL career on April 7 vs. Pittsburgh (4-3 OT win) … Played in the 200th game of his NHL career on April 11 at Philadelphia (3-1 win) … Recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in six quarter-final games against Montreal. 2013-14: Began the season with Binghamton (AHL), recording seven points (two goals, five assists) in six games … Was recalled to Ottawa on Oct. 22 and remained with the Senators for the balance of the season … Established new NHL career highs in goals (16), assists (17), points (33) and games (69) … Recorded the second game-deciding shootout goal of his career on Jan. 11 at Nashville (2-1 SO win) … Ranked third among Senators with three shootout goals (six attempts) … Played in the 100th game of his NHL career on Feb. 8 at Boston (7-2 loss) … Recorded five two-point games … Sustained a neck strain on Dec. 19 vs. Florida (4-2 loss) causing him to miss the team’s following game … Missed the team’s Dec. 23 game vs. Pittsburgh (5-0 win) due to the flu … Missed the team’s March 25 game at Florida (3-2 SO loss) with a stiff neck .. Missed the final two regular season games due to illness. 2012-13: Began the season with the B-Sens, registering 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and 10 penalty minutes over 23 games ... Scored the first goal of his professional career on 11/16/12 against Adirondack ... Was recalled by Ottawa on (1/28/13) and made his NHL season debut the next day in a 3-2 home win over Washington … Remained with Ottawa for the duration of the season ... Scored the first goal of his NHL career (1/30/13) in a 5-1 home win over Montreal ... Led Ottawa rookies (ranking fourth among Senators) in team scoring … Was eighth among all NHL rookies in points ... Tied for the Senators team-lead with three power-play goals ... Had three multi-point games ... Played in each of Ottawa’s 10 playoff games, scoring one goal and adding three assists ... Recorded first playoff point (an assist) as part of two-assist effort at Montreal (5/2/13, Game 1, 4-2 win) ... Scored first NHL playoff goal vs. Montreal (5/7/13, Game 4, 3-2 OT win). 2011-12: Made his NHL debut, becoming the youngest player in franchise history (18 years, 172 days) and also the youngest player from Sweden to skate in an NHL game at Detroit (11/7/11, 5-3 loss) ... Logged 13:00 of ice time and registered his first professional point with an assist ... Played in nine games with Ottawa before returning to Djurgårdens for the balance of the season ... Played 26 games, recorded 13 points (five goals) with Djurgårdens ... Represented Sweden at the 2012 IIHF world junior championship, held in Alberta ... Had four goals and five points in six games ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting Sweden to a gold-medal triumph against Russia in a 1-0 win. 2010-11: Made his Swedish Elite League debut, playing 26 games for Djurgårdens and recording nine points (five goals, four assists) and two penalty minutes ... Made his SEL debut on Dec. 7 against Lulea and scored his first goal on Jan. 15 in a 4-3 win against Modo ... Registered 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) while appearing in 27 games with Djurgårdens Jrs. ... Earned a silver medal and was an alternate captain with Sweden at the 2010 World U-18 Championship in Riga, Latvia … Tallied eight points (four goals, four assists) to tie for the team lead in scoring.