Mika Zibanejad could be the newest Post-Hype Sleeper

Darren Kennedy



This week Darren Kennedy takes an in-depth look at Mika Zibanejad and Morgan Rielly

Mika Zibanejad

Ottawa Senators

6' 2", 211lbs

Drafted 6th Overall, 2011

A friend of mine presented the idea of a "post hype-sleeper" a few years ago. I'm sure he didn't come up with the idea (unless he did and I am totally not giving him enough credit here). In any event, it is a term used to describe a player that was incredibly hyped leading into their rookie season only to struggle a bit. Then, a few years later, when most of the attention has dissipated, they arrive as a useful fantasy asset. Enter Mika Zibanejad.

Drafted sixth overall in 2011 he entered the league with the expectations you would expect on a gu