Denis Malgin

Florida Panthers
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Fantasy Summary

Shorter yet strong dynamic offensive player with top-six upside. Has played center in the past but will likely be a winger in the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country SUI
Position RW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 18, 1997
Height 5‘9”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 4; Overall: 102

Observations

April 2018 – Malgin finishes his second season in the NHL with 11 goals and 22 points in 51 games which is nice improvement from the 10 points in 47 games he had during his rookie season. Malgin is still only 21-years-old, and he has a bright future ahead of him. He could have an offensive breakout in his third or fourth NHL season, so don’t forget him in keeper leagues. Jokke Nevalainen

January 2018 – Malgin was scratched for two games after scoring just one point in eight games but he’s scored two goals and three points in the two games since then. Malgin is a talented player but needs to improve his consistency. He’s now playing on a line with Huberdeau and Trocheck, so he’s definitely playing with talented players around him. Jokke Nevalainen

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Biel-Bienne II U15 Mini B 1 0 3 3 0 |          
 2008-2009 Biel-Bienne II U15 Mini B 2 3 5 8 0 |          
  Biel-Bienne U15 Top Mini 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2009-2010 Biel-Bienne U15 Top Mini 24 14 12 26 12 |          
 2010-2011 GC/Küsnacht U15 Top Mini 21 30 22 52 32 |          
  ZSC II U17 Top Novizen 16 13 9 22 6 |          
 2011-2012 GC/Küsnacht U15 Top Mini 13 37 20 57 69 |          
  ZSC U17 Elite Novizen 25 17 19 36 34 | Playoffs 8 2 7 9
 2012-2013 ZSC U17 Elite Novizen 7 6 10 16 16 | Playoffs 5 4 5 9
  GC/Küsnacht U20 Elite Jr. A 25 15 11 26 14 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  Switzerland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 10 11 21 4 |          
  Switzerland U17 EYOF 3 1 0 1 0 |          
  Switzerland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 1 0 1 0 |          
  Switzerland U18 WJC-18 5 2 2 4 4 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 3 3 6 4 |          
 2013-2014 GC/Küsnacht U20 Elite Jr. A 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 7 5 1 6
  GC/Küsnacht NLB 38 6 13 19 14 |          
  Switzerland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 1 2 3 2 |          
  Switzerland U18 WJC-18 5 3 4 7 2 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 18 6 10 16 6 |          
 2014-2015 GC/Küsnacht Swiss Cup 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  ZSC Champions HL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  GC/Küsnacht U20 Elite Jr. A 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 1 8 9
  GC/Küsnacht NLB 24 6 6 12 4 |          
  ZSC NLA 23 2 6 8 8 | Playoffs 18 4 2 6
  Switzerland U18 WJC-18 7 3 2 5 2 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 7 3 2 5 2 |          
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 6 1 6 7 0 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 7 9 16 2 |          
 2015-2016 ZSC Champions HL 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  ZSC Swiss Cup 5 1 1 2 0 |          
  GC/Küsnacht U20 Elite Jr. A 1 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  GC/Küsnacht NLB 7 2 3 5 0 |          
  ZSC NLA 38 5 12 17 12 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 6 1 8 9 6 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 3 8 11 6 |          
 2016-2017 Florida Panthers NHL 47 6 4 10 8 |          
  Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 15 3 9 12 14 |          
  Switzerland WC 7 0 0 0 2 |          
  Switzerland (all) International 11 0 2 2 4 |          
 2017-2018 Florida Panthers NHL 51 11 11 22 6 |          
  Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 13 4 10 14 0 |          
 2018-2019 Florida Panthers NHL - - - - - |          

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