Denis Malgin

by Jokke Nevalainen on December 19, 2017

Denis Malgin - Photo from hockeysverige.se

 

Denis Malgin, C/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-9

Weight: 176

Born: 1997-01-18

Hometown: Olten, SUI

Drafted: 4th round 2015 102nd overall by FLO

 

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2017 – Last season, the Panthers were forced to use Malgin at the NHL level because of injuries to their other forwards, and the then 19-year-old forward wasn’t ready. Malgin started also this season with the Panthers but after going five games without a point, he was sent down to the AHL where he was able to regain confidence. After a successful AHL stint where he scored 14 points in 13 games, he now looks like an NHL player. Malgin is currently playing wing on the second line and he’s also running the second power play unit. His breakaway goal against Colorado and beautiful power play assist against Vegas are highlight reel material and just two examples of the potential this 20-year-old kid has. Malgin is a much more confident player this time around, and currently has four goals and five points in 10 NHL games after the AHL stint.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2017 – The Panthers have recalled the 20-year-old forward following strong recent play in the minors. Malgin was able to earn a spot with the big club early on in the season due to injuries to the Panthers forwards, and was enjoying a decent rookie campaign with eight points in 39 games. His rookie season was ultimately brought to a halt due to an injury following a scary hit along the boards. Since being sent down, Malgin has been one of Springfield’s most impressive forwards and has recorded nine points in 11 games including five in his last three games. It remains to be seen whether Malgin will receive any playing time during this stint in the majors, however he has definitely turned some heads this season after being drafted in the fourth round only two years ago. Joel Gluss


December 2015 – After being selected to represent Team Switzerland in the 2016 World Junior Championships, Malgin started off his tournament with two assists to go along with two shots on goal in his first tournament game versus Team Sweden. Malgin has performed very well on the world stage in his young career, netting 16 points in 17 games at the U-18 World Junior Championships, and an impressive nine points in his first seven games at the U-20 World Junior Championships. - Lee Rayson

 

June 2015 – As predicted, Malgin slipped a bit from his projected draft position, but that shouldn't damper your enthusiasm. As with any shorter prospect, he has his work cut out for him but all signs point to his being able to handle the NHL game. Austin Wallace

 

June 2015 – In a similar mold as fellow Swiss forward Kevin Fiala, Denis Malgin is a short stocky offensively gifted pivot who was easily his nation’s best player in international competition this season. Ranked higher than he’ll likely land come draft time, Malgin’s an intelligent and patient attacker with paralyzing one-on-one skills. He’s far from a complete player but it’s not due to ineptness. Teams should be advised not to sleep on Malgin’s pro-style game. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Shorter yet strong dynamic winger with top six upside.

 

 

Footage:

Swiss forward Denis Malgin scores a nice one-on-one goal:

 

 

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