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Fantasy Summary

Small but crafty winger worth a look in an NHL bottom-six


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January 2021 – Malgin is not attending Maple Leafs training camp and will remain on loan in Europe for the beginning of 2020-21 NHL campaign. This is disappointing given his still existent upside, but considering the depth the team has in its bottom-six, the decision is understandable. Hayden Soboleski

December 2020 – Malgin is reappearing on DobberProspects after previously “graduating” while on the Panthers. After a promising two seasons on the bubble in Florida, on the Leafs he has been unable to lock down a bottom-six role, primarily due to the consensus opinion that the Maple Leafs have enough skill in the lineup and need more grit in the bottom-six. This certainly doesn’t help Malgin’s case, and neither does the plethora of depth players brought in this offseason. Despite the odds stacked against him, he is on a 700k one-year deal which the Leafs signed him to so chances are he could at least injury fill-in time, with the ability to stick thanks to his scoring upside. Hayden Soboleski

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 1