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