Zibanejad with the Ottawa Senators in 2013
18 April 1993|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
New York Rangers|
6th overall, 2011|
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[change | change source]
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.[source?]
References[change | change source]
- "Mika Zibanejad". nhl.com. NHL. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
- Holm, Stefan (26 February 2011). "(K)ungen av Globen". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 March 2011.
- "Monir Kalgoum". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
- "Rangers' Mika Zibanejad releases first song, and it's surprisingly good". foxsports.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- "An Iranian playing hockey in the NHL? Hey, no way! |". iran-times.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.