Denis Malgin

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Denis Malgin
Denis Malgin, Switzerland vs. Russia, 22nd April 2017 51 (cropped).jpg
Born (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 22)
Olten, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
ZSC Lions
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft 102nd overall, 2015
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2013–present

Denis Malgin (born 18 January 1997) is a Swiss professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Malgin was selected by the Panthers in the fourth round, 102nd overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Malgin made his National League A debut playing with ZSC Lions during the 2014–15 season.[1] He was selected in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.

On 25 July 2016, Malgin signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Panthers.[2]

Malgin made the Panthers' opening night roster for the 2016-17 season.[3] He made his NHL debut on 13 October against the New Jersey Devils.[4] His first career point, an assist, came in his second NHL game, against the Detroit Red Wings on 15 October.[5] He scored his first NHL goal on 2 November against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.[6] Malgin finished the season with ten points in 47 games. He also skated in 15 games for the Panthers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Malgin spent the entirety of the 2018-19 season with the Panthers, recording 16 points in 50 games. On 26 August 2019, the Panthers re-signed Malgin to a one-year contract extension.[7]

International play[edit]

Malgin competed for Switzerland at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships, where he was named to the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship All-Star Team.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Malgin's mother and father Albert is originally from Russia. He played for teams in the Soviet Union before moving to Switzerland to continue his career.[8] It was Albert who introduced Malgin to hockey; at age three, Malgin began skating with his father's team.[9] Malgin's brother Dmitri is also a professional hockey player, currently playing in the Swiss League, the second tier league in Switzerland.

Growing up, Malgin returned to Perm, Russia, every summer, where his father is from. He grew up speaking Russian, though learned Swiss German at school.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 GCK Lions NLB 38 6 13 19 14
2014–15 GCK Lions NLB 24 6 6 12 4
2014–15 ZSC Lions NLA 23 2 6 8 8 18 4 2 6 4
2015–16 GCK Lions NLB 7 2 3 5 0
2015–16 ZSC Lions NLA 38 5 12 17 12 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Florida Panthers NHL 47 6 4 10 8
2016–17 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 15 3 9 12 14
2017–18 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 13 4 10 14 0
2017–18 Florida Panthers NHL 51 11 11 22 6
2018–19 Florida Panthers NHL 50 7 9 16 14
NL totals 61 7 18 25 20 21 4 2 6 4
NHL totals 148 24 24 48 28

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Switzerland WJC18 5 2 2 4 4
2013 Switzerland IH18 4 1 2 3 2
2014 Switzerland WJC18 5 3 4 7 2
2015 Switzerland WJC18 7 3 2 5 2
2015 Switzerland WJC 6 1 6 7 0
2016 Switzerland WJC 6 1 8 9 6
2017 Switzerland WC 7 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 33 11 24 35 16
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
IIHF World U18 Championship All-Star Team 2015 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Does Denis Malgin have NHL potential?". thehockeywriters.com. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Panthers Sign Forward Denis Malgin to Entry-Level Contract". NHL.com. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ Fialkov, Harvey. "Life without injured Huberdeau and Bjugstad begins for Panthers". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. ^ Richards, George. "Bittersweet Sixteen: Barkov honors Fernandez, leads Panthers to win with OT goal". Miami Herald. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ "NHL: premier assist de Denis Malgin avec les Florida Panthers". www.lacote.ch (in French). 16 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  6. ^ Poupart, Alain (2 November 2016). "Tuukka Rask makes 33 saves in Bruins win". NHL.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Denis Malgin". Florida Panthers. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b Yakobson, Alexander (23 April 2013). "Hope of Swiss Hockey?". IIHF.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  9. ^ Fialkov, Harvey (19 September 2016). "Diminutive Swiss teen Malgin shows off big game for Panthers". Sun-Sentinel. Broward County, Florida. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  10. ^ "IIHF announces U18 All-Star Team" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.[permanent dead link]

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