Mika Zibanejad’s new 8-year; $68M contract with New York Rangers is bonus laden

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Apr 3, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; The linesman drops the puck for a face-off between New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) and Buffalo Sabres center Riley Sheahan (15) during the third period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Mika Zibanejad’s contract breakdown with the New York Rangers has just been released by CapFriendly. The new deal is heavily bonus laden with only $8 million in base salary.

  1. 2022-23: $1.0M base salary + $7.0M SB
  2. 2023-24: $1.0M + $9.0M
  3. 2024-25: $1.0M + $9.5M
  4. 2025-26: $1.0M + $9.0M
  5. 2026-27: $1.0M + $7.5M
  6. 2027-28: $1.0M + $6.75M
  7. 2028-29: $1.0M + $5.75M
  8. 2029-30: $1.0M+ $5.5M

Update Per CapFriendly:

Zibanejad’s contract also includes a full NMC until 7 days prior to the trade deadline in the final year (2029-30) From the 7 days prior to the 2029-30 trade deadline, until the expiry of the contract, the clause becomes a 21 team no trade list.

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Mika Zibanejad with Rangers for 8 more years

Forward Mika Zibanejad agreed to an eight-year contract extension with the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Zibanejad, who led the team in goals (24) and game-winning goals (seven) last season. The 28-year-old Swede also had 26 assists to finish with 50 points.

Mika Zibanejad contract breakdown
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The Rangers acquired Zibanejad and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Ottawa Senators on July 18, 2016. The Senators received fellow forward Derick Brassard and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft in the trade.

“Since joining the team in 2016, Mika has emerged as one of the premier players in the NHL,” Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury said in statement. “In addition to being a great player on the ice, Mika is an exemplary person off of the ice. We are fortunate to have him as part of our Rangers organization and are excited that he will continue his career in New York.”

Zibanejad has recorded 434 points (200 goals, 234 assists) in 604 career games with the Senators (2011-16) and Rangers. He was selected by Ottawa with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft.

This should end the Rangers involvement in Jack Eichel talks.

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–Field Level Media contributed to this report

Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore

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