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Zibanejad poses for pregame selfie, drives young fan to tears of joy

Rangers forward committed selfless act before scoring hat trick in win against Senators

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Zibanejad takes selfie with fan

Young fan moved to tears after selfie with Zibanejad

A young Rangers fan in Ottawa is moved to tears after Mika Zibanejad takes a moment to snap a selfie with him during pregame warmups

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Three goals, an assist and a selfless act that makes a fan's night.

Just call it the Mika Zibanejad hat trick.

The New York Rangers forward drove one young fans to tears of joy by posing for a pregame selfie before scoring a hat trick in their 4-1 win against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Zibanejad, who spent his first five seasons with the Senators until the Rangers acquired him in 2016, saw the young fan with a sign that said "Hey Mika, can I get a selfie?" He skated to the fan before leaving the ice and took the time to get in the photo.

Then the fan got emotional at Zibanejad's selfless gesture.

Zibanejad then put up his second straight four-point game, leaping into the NHL lead in points through two games (8), and further impressing his coach.

"I couldn't be happier for him because there's not a better guy," Rangers coach David Quinn said. "He's put an awful lot of work in, and I'm not surprised he's getting the results he's getting."

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