Name: Mike Zibanejad
Age: 18 Years Old
Physical Ability: Zibanejad has the physical ability of an enforcer.
Shooting Power: Has the ability to execute a slap shot or a wrist shot.
Hockey IQ: Zibandejad has an amazing hockey IQ.
Learning Rate: Learns new plays almost right away.
Awareness: Very smart and instinctive from both ends of the ice. Can be a line 1 talent on offense or defense down the road.
Intangibles: Zibanedjad has great intangibles for a hockey player.
Versatility: Can be used as a two way forward. You can plug him into a left wing, center, or right wing position. Very flexible player that can adapt to your offense.
Athleticism: Zibanejad has line 1 athleticism mainly due to his skating and versatility as a two way forward.
Potential: Zibanejad has line 1 potential from on offense, defense, and athleticism.
Durability: Never played more than 30 games with the different teams he played for in Sweden. This concerns me.
Size Zibanejad is slightly undersized.
Production: His offensive numbers are just gaudy and abysmal.
My thoughts on Mika Zibanejad. Zibanjed has major upside and potential, but I could easily see him busting if he doesn’t reach his potential. I feel like this is a boom or bust top 10 pick that you got to go all in on. If you call this pick right as a GM by drafting Zibanejad you look like you just received a Doctorate from Harvard Law School and if you get this pick wrong you look like Mike Milbury.