Mika Zibanejad said that he was happy with his start to the season and his end to the season but that overall he can't be pleased with his season because of how the Rangers as a team performed. (Hockey Sverige)
Zibanejad dealt with a concussion during the season, missing 9 games and said that when he returned he played more of a cautious game. (NY Post)
He said that while it took longer than expected, he started to become himself again and play on instinct, get into battles and play his game." (NY Post)
He said that he wants to be a number one center and prove that the Rangers made the right decision by trading for him, giving him his contract and playing him against top lines. (NY Post)
Zibanejad said that he was motivated at the end of the season by having an "A" on his jersey, setting a good example for the young players and wanting to be a leader. (Newsday)
He said that he thinks he has grown as a player and a person in his two-years with the Rangers and that he is still focused on trying to become a better all around player. (Hockey Sverige)
Prior to the game against the Sabres, Alain Vigneault said that Zibanejad "I feel that his game, where he has been the most efficient has been in those puck battles. You would talk to him about it like we do and he can see the difference, he knows he is getting in there, he knows he is winning more, getting the puck more, making more plays. His understanding of the game and understanding of playing the right way to win, he has improved that facet and it has helped him and helped our team."