To Re-Sign or Not to Re-Sign: Denis Malgin

So the season isn’t officially over, and we might still see hockey this year, but that doesn’t change that following the trade deadline is generally around when we start playing the “should the Leafs bring them back” game regarding free agents. Keeping that grand tradition alive, we’ll start today with the one of the newest free agents, Denis Malgin.
Malgin was essentially acquired for peanuts when the Leafs dealt Mason Marchment for him. Marchment is on the fast track to a solid AHL career, Malgin was a gamble on being supplementary scoring for the Leafs. The problem is, he hasn’t scored.
The deal was a nothing gained nothing lost type situation, so it’s hard to imagine the Leafs are too invested in Malgin, but let’s explore what the Leafs have in him and truly decide if he’s worth bringing back in 2020-21.
Season
Team
GP
TOI
CF%
GF%
xG%
HDCF%
PDO
Off. Zone Faceoff %
20162017
FLA
47
456.15
50.19
40.74
45.26
41.91
0.98
61.85
20172018
FLA
51
624.20
50.94
55.32
50.82
48.97
1.01
50.13
20182019
FLA
50
575.03
51.40
40.38
48.11
47.06
0.97
58.33
20192020
FLA
36
381.45
52.89
35.90
46.45
45.16
0.94
66.09
20192020
TOR
8
76.80
53.29
20.00
48.16
41.67
0.92
62.00
So, Malgin is definitely got a shot attempt advantage going for him on the ice, and that’s been pretty consistent throughout his …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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