Mika Zibanejad

Swedish ice hockey player

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).

Mika Zibanejad
Mika Zibanejad - Ottawa Senators.jpg
Zibanejad with the Ottawa Senators in 2013
Born (1993-04-18) 18 April 1993 (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  Sweden
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2011
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2010–present

Personal lifeEdit

Zibanejad was raised in Huddinge, Sweden.[1] Zibanejad's father, Mehrdad, is from Iran. His mother, Ritva, is from Finland.[2] Mika's maternal half-brother, Monir Kalgoum, is also an ice hockey player who played professionally for teams in several lower-tier European leagues.[2][3][4]

Zibanejad can speak English, Persian, Finnish and Swedish.[5] 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?]


  1. "Mika Zibanejad". nhl.com. NHL. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Holm, Stefan (26 February 2011). "(K)ungen av Globen". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  3. "Monir Kalgoum". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  4. "Rangers' Mika Zibanejad releases first song, and it's surprisingly good". foxsports.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  5. "An Iranian playing hockey in the NHL? Hey, no way! |". iran-times.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.