Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
7 days ago

Zibanejad scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Zibanejad continued his torrid start to the season with his fifth goal and fourth power-play tally in four games just 2:22 in. The 24-year-old pivot's having no trouble adjusting to the first-line center role in the wake of Derek Stepan's offseason trade to Arizona, but he hasn't gotten much help from his teammates yet. Zibanejad played at a career-best 54-point pace last year after seeing his point total rise in each of his first five NHL campaigns, and it appears his growth has continued this season.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
1 week ago

Zibanejad potted his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Zibanejad has started the season with a bang, finding twine in all three contests thus far. The 24-year-old sniper only netted 14 goals in an injury-riddled debut season with the Rangers, but he's showing he means business this time around. Zibanejad has always had a lethal shot, so given his top-line role and extensive power-play time, the former Senator is worth looking at in almost any league right now.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
2 weeks ago

Zibanejad pocketed two first-period goals, both on the power play, in a 4-2 loss to the Avalanche on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Both goals came from powerful one-timers by the 24-year-old Swede, including one off a wonderful pass by Kevin Shattenkirk in his team debut. After missing 25 games last season, Zibanejad's presence on the Rangers' top line will be vital to the team's success this season. New York will need him to replicate his production on Saturday, as they are faced with a tough road matchup against Toronto.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
3 months ago

Zibanejad put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Rangers on Tuesday worth $26.75 million.

EDGE Analysis

Zibanejad will earn an average annual value of $5.35 million -- on par with the deals given to Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat and Detroit's Tomas Tatar. In his first year with New York, Zibanejad was limited to 56 appearances after suffering a broken fibula in mid-November. When he was healthy, the center racked up 14 goals and 23 assists. If he can suit up for a full 82 games -- or at least 70-plus -- the 24-year-old should get back to being the 20-goal scorer he was with the Senators.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
3 months ago

Zibanejad decided to file for arbitration Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite missing 25 games with a broken leg, Zibanejad still managed to tally 14 goals, 23 helpers and 119 shots on goal while averaging 17:04 of ice time. If not for the injury, the 24-year-old almost certainly would have registered a third straight 40-plus point campaign and could have challenged his career-high 51 -- facts that no doubt will be presented to an arbitrator if the two sides can't reach an agreement ahead of time.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
5 months ago

Zibanejad finished the 2016-17 campaign with 14 goals and 37 points in 56 games, then added nine points in 12 games during the Rangers' playoff run.

EDGE Analysis

He was off to a big start -- 15 points in 19 games -- but a broken leg cost him nearly two months, and Zibanejad wasn't nearly so productive upon returning. Still, his return gave the Rangers much-needed help at the faceoff dot as well as strong two-way play from their second-line center. A full, healthy 2017-18 should see Zibanejad exceed his career-high 51 points from two seasons ago.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
5 months ago

Zibanejad scored a goal and added an assist with three shots on net during Tuesday's Game 6 loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

While it was Zibanejad's third multi-point outing of the playoffs, and he posted two goals and nine points through 12 games, he also missed the scoresheet entirely six times. The Rangers needed more offensive consistency from their entire lineup, but Zibanejad was also handed a scoring role between New York's best two wingers. There were still a lot of positives, though. Zibanejad was on the ice for the most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes (12.9) of all Rangers during the playoffs. Capitalizing on those opportunities more frequently is the next step in becoming more than just a middling fantasy asset.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
6 months ago

Zibanejad collected two assists and two shots during Saturday's Game 2 overtime loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

The pivot has been dangerous in the postseason, and he's found the scoresheet in three of past four games for a goal and four assists. Zibanejad's been on the ice for 10.64 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes, which is the highest mark among New York forwards. He's also presenting nice value as a mid-priced target in daily contests.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
6 months ago

Zibanejad netted the overtime winner as well as a shorthanded assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's Game 5 victory over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

He was all over the stat sheet, adding four hits and four blocked shots -- rare defensive production for a forward. Zibanejad said after the Rangers went down 2-1 in the series that he was playing too passively, but he's have picked up his aggressiveness noticeably in the past two games, and it's made a major difference.

Mika Zibanejad
C NYR
6 months ago

Zibanejad picked up a pair of helpers in Sunday's win over the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

A great way to finish off the regular season for Zibanejad, who also scored Saturday against Ottawa. The 23-year-old only scored 14 times this year, but he missed significant time due to injury and has been productive of late. The Rangers will need him to continue finding the back of the net to help get past Carey Price and the Habs in Round 1.