MIka Zibanejad

Mika Zibanejad named Second Star of the Month in the NHL

The NHL has announced that Mika Zibanejad was named the Second Star of the month for February.

From the NHL’s release:

  • Zibanejad tied for first in goals (11) and ranked second in points for the month (11-9—20) as the Rangers shared the League lead with 11 wins in February (11-4-0) to move from nine points outside a playoff position to within two points of a Wild Card spot (35-25-4, 74 points).
  • Zibanejad recorded a point in 12 of 15 games, scoring a goal in 11 contests – including an overtime winner Feb. 25 (at NYI) that gave the Rangers a new franchise record for longest road win streak.
  • He had a career-high nine-game point streak (Feb. 11-27: 8-7—15) and hit the 30-goal mark Feb. 27 in Montreal, becoming the first Rangers player with consecutive 30-goal campaigns since Jaromir Jagr (2005-06—2006-07) and extending his career-best goal streak to six games in the process – the longest by a Rangers player in 14 years (Jagr in 2005-06) and tied for the longest in the NHL this season. Zibanejad, 27, a native of Huddinge, Sweden, is in his ninth NHL season, fourth with the Rangers. He has 30-32—62 in 51 games this season, one goal and 13 assists/points from setting career highs in each category.

Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl was named the First star of the month and Boston’s David Pastrnak was named Third.