On Sunday at about 1pm Mika Zibanejad hosted a Twitter Q&A and asked fans to send him questions. Below is a transcript (in reverse order of posting) of all of the questions and answers other than a couple duplicates that were removed.
@bchapman19: How old were you when you started playing hockey?
@MikaZibanejad: When I was 7 years old!
@joelleangelgirl: what’s your favourite pre game food?
@MikaZibanejad: Usually spaghetti and meat sauce!
@JEPP35KOG: What team in the NHL was your favourite as a kid?
@MikaZibanejad: I had so many teams I looked up to but probablyDetroit orPittsburgh!
@CubCarson: Have you ever eaten lutfisk?
@MikaZibanejad: Never haha!
@stevensnyder95: who was your favorite player growing up?
@MikaZibanejad: Mario Lemieux
@matthewseguin: How has it felt playing for the Sens this year, compared to last year? #askMike
@MikaZibanejad: I guess not everything is new for me this year as it was last year! Not as nervous as last year!
@DWN613: what’s it like to be playing with #11? And what was the biggest thing u worked on in the offseason #shot #strength #speed?
@MikaZibanejad: Its so much fun! As a young player I feel like I have to work on pretty much everything!
@Mynews_3: do you still keep in touch with your world juniors teammates?
@MikaZibanejad: Yes I do, some more than others!
@Mynews_3: do you like baseball? #jays #sens
@MikaZibanejad: I dont mind it, not my 2nd favorite sport tho!
@ReillyKimber: Who is usually at the rink first?
@MikaZibanejad: I dont really know exactly but I try to be one of the first there! I guess the guys that need treatment are there first!
@GFins31: who’s your roommate on the Sens
@MikaZibanejad: Last year it was Rundblad. But this year I’ve only been on one road trip and that time it was Mark Borowiecki!
@Jordan__Rattray: why do you wear number 93? birth year or another reason?
@MikaZibanejad: Birth year!
@wright_nick: What area of your game to you feel you need to improve the most? What area is your strongest?
@MikaZibanejad: Haha first question is hard! I want to improve everything in my game! More I can improve the better!
@CapitalOTT613: Have you asked Chris Neil for pointers on fighting? If not, will you? Also what are your views on fighting in hockey??
@MikaZibanejad: No not yet hehe! I mean I guess its a part of the game more in NA than inSweden for example!
@DavidSens65: How do you like playing with #Alfie?
@MikaZibanejad: I like it a lot!
@KanataGuy: do the ikea swedish meatballs tastes anything like actual swedish meatballs?
@MikaZibanejad: Well, I’ve only been there once but I would say pretty similar!
@Snirb98: how do you like Sens nation? #gosensgo
@MikaZibanejad: I love them, I love playing in SBP in front of the home crowd!
@Jacob_heron62: would you ever consider playing for mk lightning or in theuklike monir? At some point towards the end of your career?
@MikaZibanejad: Only if my brother would play with me haha!
@IsterEriksson: Käkar du fortfarande köttbullar trots att du bor i Kanada?
@MikaZibanejad: Ja det hander!
@ShannonB39: who has been the biggest help to you since you were called up?
@MikaZibanejad: Many guys, the guys are helping out as much as they can!
@cyberadam26: Favourite movie(s), and why?
@MikaZibanejad: I really like The Blind Side! I like sports movies!
@silversevensens: who’s the toughest NHLer you’ve played against so far?
@MikaZibanejad: Hard question! Maybe Chara!
@M_Corleone666: what’s it like playing for the greatest team in the NHL along side a few of your fellow swedes? #sens
@MikaZibanejad: It’s awesome!
@Shweet_Lu: Who was the swedish player u looked up to the most in the NHL?
@MikaZibanejad: I would say Mats Sundin and Alfie!
@HausOfAlfie: Favourite arena to play in, beside Scotiabank?
@MikaZibanejad: Scotiabank! hehe
@Rich_Boyd: Have you found it hard to adapt to the pace and style of the nhl compared to bingo?
@MikaZibanejad: I mean theres some adjustments I have to do but it’s been good so far!
@Fffeisty: How was your steak dinner yesterday? Question from the table sitting behind you
@MikaZibanejad: Haha! It was really good, celebrating my mothers birthday so I enjoyed it!
@RebeccaEby: what’s one thing you miss aboutSwedenthe most?:)
@MikaZibanejad: All the swedish food haha!
@SensFan86: What’s your favorite thing to do in the weight room? Squats? Bench?
@MikaZibanejad: Anything that will make me a better hockey player! I would say core workout!
@AEisnor: what’s it like playing alongside a Swedish superstar like Alfie?
@MikaZibanejad: Its so much fun!
@TaylorAnn999: how exciting is it to play in the NHL? The sens are my favorite team!
@MikaZibanejad: Its something I’ve been dreaming of but I have to work harder to stay!
@jamesbridges16: What is your best memory from the NHL so far?
@MikaZibanejad: I would say my first NHL-Goal!
@Chelsea__Noel_6: is hockey the only sport you like to play?
@MikaZibanejad: like playing football, soccer and tennis!
@hoforsbloggenL: Are you gonna return to Djurgården before retirement?
@MikaZibanejad: It would be fun but I cant say or promise anything right now!
@JesseSENS: What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
@MikaZibanejad: Spend time with family gf and just recharge my batteries for the next game!
@SensDewie19: what do you think of Erik Karlsson’s moustache?
@MikaZibanejad: It’s classy!
@EmilyRose474: what has been your favorite arena to play in so far?
@jamvan55: How do you feel your game has come along since joining the NHL club? Are you becoming more accustomed to the north am game?
@MikaZibanejad: Yes, its getting there!
@DevanAWhite: Have you ever seen Happy Gilmore ? If not you should !
@MikaZibanejad: Haha I love that movie!
@JcOReilly25: whose got the best chirps on the team?
@MikaZibanejad: There’s a couple I guess, I don’t know who’s the best!
@VinnySpezzano: teach me to slapshot.
@MikaZibanejad: One day maybe!
@S_VanDen: Did it cross your mind yesterday that dropping the gloves and causing a ruckus was needed? Team obviously needed a spark…
@MikaZibanejad: Not really, I just try to skate even harder and finish my checks and get the team going that way!
@xgeistatwork: who’s the most underrated player still inBinghamtonright now?
@MikaZibanejad: I don’t know really!
@ickolas: Why are you the way that you are?
@MikaZibanejad: Good question!
@Sveman27: Varför lirade du inte J-VM senast?
@MikaZibanejad: Sjuk och skadad tyvärr!
@NanoZ86: Which team have u enjoyed playing against the most so far?
@MikaZibanejad: I liked playing at home againstMontreal!
@adde92: va gillar du för musik?:D
@MikaZibanejad: Det mesta men lyssnar mest pa House!
@TakiStewart: how’s the team mood after being shut out several times?
@MikaZibanejad: We just have to look forward and make sure we put more pucks in the net!
@jakesinfield12: do you remember going to the Carleton Place Arena with David Rundblad a few years ago!!!
@MikaZibanejad: Yes I do!
@TheShayanNajafi: favourite persian food?
@MikaZibanejad: Chelo kabab!
@Brett_Weiman10: what did you do to get so fast as a hockey player? any tips on developing your speed?
@MikaZibanejad: Just work on a lot of explosive drills not just on the ice but off the ice as well!
@GEOMAR85: Hey Mika, do you enjoy playing on the wing or centre more? Good work so far this year!
@MikaZibanejad: I like both! Its a bit different but not too much!
@MiiSS_E: funniest guy in the team?
@AJohnnzz: who are you the closest with out of the other three swedes on the team? #Alfie #Silfverberg #KingKarl
@MikaZibanejad: I would say Silfverberg!
@sensfan74_tdk: Have you settled in now after whirlwind & kinda odd way you got called up? Being injured, then on break, then in the NHL?
@MikaZibanejad: Everything happened so fast so I think it was good for me, didnt have much time to think, so I kinda had to go with it!