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February 2024 – As a fourth line player Malenstyn has b …


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February 2024 – As a fourth line player Malenstyn has been a solid player for the Capitals. He is averaging 14:15 of ice time in 52 games and has 13 points as well. He should not be owned in scoring leagues, but in leagues that count hits and blocks he could be a solid addition, especially if there is a salary cap, as he has 150 hits and 62 blocks this season. Pat Quinn


October 2023 – In a surprise move Malenstyn has made the Washington Capitals. Do not think it will be for fantasy relevance though as he is situated to just play in a fourth line, and penalty killing, role with the team. Pat Quinn


August 2023 – Malenstyn managed to play a majority of the last half of the season, with a final total of 40 games scoring just 10 points. He did manage to play in all 20 Hershey playoff games, on the way to the Calder Cup, scoring eight points. He is waiver eligible but because of so many teams being capped out, and the fact he is also on a one-way deal, he will either make the Capitals or (more likely) plays again in Hershey. At 25, time is running out, but if teams want to invest in a solid checking bottom-six forward then Malenstyn could be an add. Pat Quinn


February 2023 – Malenstyn is what he is, a good bottom six AHLer. That type of play may still be able to play in the NHL but not a lot of production will come from it. He missed around two months after being hurt in game two and then coming back in late December. If you need a cheap multi-cat option when he is called up, then Malenstyn can fit that role, otherwise there is not a lot of reason to have him in fantasy. Pat Quinn


September 2022 – Malenstyn signed a two-year contract with the first year two-way and the second year one-way. He was called up to play a bottom line role for the Capitals for 12 games and scored his first NHL goal. In Hershey he was used all over the line up but mostly in a bottom six role. Malenstyn is likely just a depth forward in the NHL. Pat Quinn


January 2022 – Malenstyn’s recovery went well but his production has fallen off a cliff as he plays in the AHL after his surgery. He has four points in 23 games and his 0.17 is his lowest points per game in the AHL so far. His ppg was 0.33 in 2020-2021, his most productive year, and 0.22 when he first played in the AHL in 2019-2020. Malenstyn played in 12 NHL games from the end of November to the end of December, registering one goal and playing around nine and a half minutes per game in a bottom line role. The Capitals believe in Malenstyn but it may not be in anything more than a bottom line role. Pat Quinn


January 2021 – Malenstyn will miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery to repair an Achilles tendon injury that he sustained training in December. Pat Quinn


March 2020 – Malenstyn did up his points per game int he AHL this season from 0.22 to 0.33, and was called up to the NHL for three games. He is seen as depth for Washington and perhaps down the line if he can continue to up his AHL production could be seen as a future NHLer. As of now expect him to get called up if the Capitals get injuries to its bottom line players. Pat Quinn


December 2019 – Malenstyn was called up to the Capitals at the end of November to play in a bottom line role. In the three games he got in four shots and averaged around 10 minutes of ice time per game. Pat Quinn


September 2019 – Malenstyn was sent down to the AHL as he looks to be a future bottom line NHLer if he is ever to make the NHL. Pat Quinn


June 2019 – In the coming season Malenstyn is going to have to up his production to become relevant in fantasy circles. As of now he seems like he could cap out as a middle six AHL winger, or a bottom line NHL forward. Pat Quinn


March 2019 – Malenstyn is acclimating fine in his first AHL season with 14 points in 63 games, as he has amazingly escaped injuries in his first Bears season as 95% of the team had to have been hurt at some point in the season. Malenstyn has some skill but who knows if he can reach the NHL as right now he needs to learn to score in the AHL first. Pat Quinn


June 2018 – Malenstyn was injured for a large portion of the first half of his final season with the Calgary Hitmen, as he suited up for four games registering three assists. In December he was traded to the Swift Current Broncos and came back at the end of December to finish the regular season with 29 points in 38 games. He was not used as a top forward for the Broncos and it showed with his numbers. During the Broncos playoff run Malenstyn posted 11 points in 26 games. He is a smart versatile forwardwho could fill a middle six role, but may be best suited for a bottom six role. He is likely to play in the AHL for the entire 2018-19 season, so how he reacts to the professional grind will show a lot about the player he can become. Pat Quinn

Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 4, 1998
Height 6‘3”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 5; Overall: 145


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Okanagan HA U15 PrepOMAHA54 35 2459 44|        
 2012-2013 Okanagan HA U15 PrepOMAHA57 62 57119 108|        
  Okanagan HA Red U17 PrepCSSHL U179 3 36 0|        
  BCMML Sabres 1BC U16 Cup4 1 23 2|        
 2013-2014 Okanagan Hockey Academy U18U18 AAA45 33 2659 44|        
  Team British Columbia WCCC-164 2 02 2|        
  Okanagan HA U18 PrepCSSHL U1821 15 1126 18|Playoffs3 3 14
  Campbell River StormVIJHL2 0 22 0|        
  Calgary HitmenWHL5 0 33 4|        
 2014-2015 Team Green U17-Dev2 0 00 2|        
  Calgary HitmenWHL51 8 412 25|Playoffs11 1 12
  Canada Black U17WHC-175 0 11 0|        
 2015-2016 Team Red U18-Dev3 0 11 0|        
  Calgary HitmenWHL70 8 1725 47|Playoffs5 2 13
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 1 12 4|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 1 23 4|        
 2016-2017 Calgary HitmenWHL70 32 2456 60|Playoffs4 0 00
 2017-2018 Calgary HitmenWHL4 0 33 0|        
  Swift Current BroncosWHL38 17 1229 28|Playoffs26 4 711 18 
  Swift Current BroncosMemorial Cup3 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 Hershey BearsAHL74 7 916 66|Playoffs9 0 22
 2019-2020 Washington CapitalsNHL3 0 00 0|        
  Hershey BearsAHL46 7 815 20|        
 2020-2021 Washington CapitalsNHL0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Washington CapitalsNHL12 1 01 9|        
  Hershey BearsAHL65 10 616 20|Playoffs3 1 01
 2022-2023 Washington CapitalsNHL9 1 12 2|        
  Hershey BearsAHL40 6 410 23|Playoffs20 4 48 12 
 2023-2024 Washington CapitalsNHL57 6 1016 18|