New York Rangers fans are still heart broken over the Derick Brassard trade, but they shouldn’t be. Mika Zibanejad can evidently add plenty to this club.
The future is bright with this one, and the Blueshirts got a little younger with this trade. With that said, all should be happy in RangersTown.
If you watch the video (above) you can see a small glimpse of what Zibanejad can add to this Rangers roster.
Here are some quick numbers when taking a look at the 2011 first-rounder:
- He is coming off back-to-back 20 goal seasons, finishing with 21 goals and 51 assists in all of 81 games played last year.
- Over a five year career in the NHL, Zibanejad has played in 281 games, has 64 goals, 87 assists, and 151 points.
- Getting into advanced stats, Zibanejad finished last year with a CorsiFor of 48.9, the lowest since his rookie year where he finished with 44.3. Between the 2012-13 season and the 2014-15 season he has put up a CorsiFor of 54.0, 53.1, and 50.5.
His numbers are not MVP-caliber by any stretch, but he adds a different look to the Rangers this season.
If all goes well, Jeff Gorton may be able to add a few stellar free agents over the next month. If they play their cards right, it could be a very fun season in New York.