Ice hockey: Denis Malgin back in the NHL

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Ice HockeyDenis Malgin back in the NHL

The ZSC Lions striker is crossing the Atlantic to join Toronto, a club whose colors he had already defended 3 years ago.

Denis Malgin had played eight games with the Maple Leafs, before the season was stopped because of the Covid.

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The National League loses one of its best elements. Denis Malgin leaves the ZSC Lions to join Toronto in the NHL. The 25-year-old Solothurn has signed a one-year contract for a salary of 750,000 dollars.

This is not the first time that the right winger has tried his luck across the Atlantic. In 2015, he was drafted in the 4th round of the draft by the Florida Panthers (102nd position overall). He took his first steps in the most prestigious of leagues on October 13, 2016, against the Devils. He will wear the Panthers jersey 184 times (28 goals, 32 assists), before being traded to Toronto for Mason Marchment on February 19, 2020.

Brilliant performance

At the Maple Leafs, he will only play 8 games, before the season is stopped due to the coronavirus epidemic. Loaned by the Canadian franchise to the LHC during the 20/21 financial year, he returned definitively to Switzerland – to the ZSC Lions – during the following season. In Zurich, he quickly became a major element of Rikard Grönborg’s squad, scoring 70 points in 65 games.

Malgin then continues to make the noise during the Worlds in Finland, determining the Swiss team’s best scorer with 12 points in 8 games. Choice performances which logically allow him a new chance to shine alongside Auston Matthews, whom he had already rubbed shoulders with in 2015/16 when the Canadian center had settled down on the banks of the Limmat.

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