Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NHL Trade Review: Leafs acquire Malgin

      The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired forward Denis Malgin from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Mason Marchment.

     I like this trade a lot for the Maple Leafs. Malgin is a young forward with four seasons of partial NHL experience. While he has only scored double-digit goals once, he's good and fast enough to play bottom six minutes. He is a year and a half younger than Marchment, who just debuted this year. I'm surprised there wasn't a late pick attached to Marchment. The plus for Florida is that Malgin seems to have peaked and is not a fit in their system. Marchment could be. The undrafted forward has been a decent AHL forward and has earned his way up the Toronto ranks to get little playing time in the NHL.

     Malgin, 23, has scored four goals with eight assists for 12 points in 36 games this year. In his NHL career, all in Florida, Malgin has scored 28 goals with 32 assists for 60 points in 184 games.

     Marchment, 24, has one assist in four career NHL games, all this year. In the AHL for the Toronto Marlies, Marchment has scored 13 goals with five assists for 18 points in 24 games.

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