Ottawa Senators‘ 1st round pick in the 2011 draft (#6 overall) Swedish-born center, Mika Zibanejad(93) started his pro career at age 18 in the NHL last season but was returned to Djurgardens of the Elite League to finish out the year. In 26 games, the youngster posted 5 goals and 13 assists.
He’s listed at 6’1″ 200 lbs. but doesn’t play a very big and aggressive game. He’s easily more of a scoring and playmaking finesse skater.
Now 19 years old, to officially start his pro career while the show sits idle, Ottawa has reassigned him to play in the AHL with Binghamton. He’s appeared in 7 contests and has dished a pair of helpers but has yet to tally one of his own.
More time in the gym as the season progresses and this kid will be a threat.