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Mika Zibanejad
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Zibanejad with the Ottawa Senators in 2013
Born 18 April 1993 (1993-04-18) (age 27)
Huddinge, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Djurgårdens IF
Ottawa Senators
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2011
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2010–present

Mika Zibanejad (Persian: میکا زیبانژاد; born 18 April 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and DJ who is the alternate captain of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Personal life

Zibanejad was raised in Huddinge, Sweden. Zibanejad's father, Mehrdad, is from Iran. His mother, Ritva, is from Finland. Mika's maternal half-brother, Monir Kalgoum, is also an ice hockey player who played professionally for teams in several lower-tier European leagues. Zibanejad can speak English, Persian, Finnish and Swedish. Zibanejad is also a DJ and music producer. He has released 4 songs: "Forever" in 2017, "Can't Go Back Home" in 2018, “Moves” featuring Hot Shade & Mike Perry in 2019, and "Nobody" featuring Hot Shade in 2019.

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