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Sean Malone (2013, 159th) – '15-16: Harvard University #17 (NCAA)





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Speedy centreman who plays well in tight space. Excellent speed and gears to blow by even the best of junior defenders. Can cut on a dime and handle plays at his top gear after. Defensively responsible and always quick back to his own end on dee. Persistent forechecker. Really good release on his shot. His speed and relentless motor makes him a fine prospect.
A very responsible and dependable player, Malone won't dazzle with a highlight reel play but will be counted on in key situations to play the tough minutes. Offensively he has good vision and the ability to make little touch passes through traffic that set up teammates for scoring opportunities.
2012-13: Malone left Nichols to play for the USA National Team Development Program's U18 team in Ann Arbor, Michigan and represented the USA in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. In 50 games he scored 16 goals with 17 assists and had 19 penalty minutes. Malone had 1 assist in 4 games at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament. He had one assist and was -2 in seven games at the WJC. The United States reached the gold medal game, falling 3-2 to Canada. Malone, rated 98th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's mid-term rankings, was ranked 62nd in the final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.
Sean plays a gritty style suited to a depth role, but his offensive game has shown gradual improvement. The stocky two-way center will suit up for Harvard in the fall. He’s strong in front of the net in the offensive zone and fights for rebounds and loose pucks, as well as taking the pucks to the crease and fighting to score until the whistle blows. He’s good at screening the goaltender and redirecting pucks. He also shows finesse from time to time with skill moves, but for the most part keeps things pretty simple. Though he’s an average skater, he’s strong on his feet and has a good motor that keeps him involved in the play. He forechecks, back checks, and shows the willingness to get involved physically, taking the body defensively and taking hits to make plays with the puck. Malone is a bit of a wildcard as far as draft status, as it would not be a surprise if there were teams high on him and others who don’t consider him a professional prospect. He lacks dynamic enough hands and feet to project him as a real offensive threat at the professional level, and though he has the aggressiveness to be an NHL bottom-six player, he lacks ideal size or speed for that role.
The quick and agile Malone broadened his horizons with the United States National Team Development Program in 2012-13, including 13 points (5+8) in 15 games of USHL action, while also gaining valuable international experience. A product of Nichols School, Malone has carved out a reputation as intense competitor at both ends of the ice, combining excellent edge speed and puck control skills with a sound back-checking game. Malone, whose package of skill and character could fill an energy role as a pro, will have his work ethic tested off the ice as well when he enrolls at Harvard University this fall.
Small but fast two-way center excels with his smarts and willingness to play in heavy traffic areas on the ice. Another Harvard-bound player, the Buffalo-area native left prep at the Nichols School for the National Team and did extremely well in adapting to the higher competition level in the USHL and D1 collegiate circuit. He’s a character kid and leader…yet he always seems to be an afterthought when discussing the Team USA prospects this year.
Smart, spirited pivot with quick hands and explosive wheels .. throws feistiness into an energetic two-way game .. well-structured and knowledgeable about positioning in correlation with the play .. poised and patient puckcarrier - holds the puck an extra moment - rarely settling for initial options .. fast feet generate a sharp startup burst - plus dynamic lateral agility .. makes strong cuts to the outside .. industrious and brave .. finishes checks enthusiastically .. showed growing confidence in physical play - bolstered by 15 pounds of muscle added last off-season .. prepares his stick well going to the net - and can fire a puck .. however his frame is small by NHL terms and prohibits him from staying in dirty areas .. committed to Harvard - but may opt for the OHL and Owen Sound.
A highly-competitive center, Malone was one of Team USA’s most reliable faceoff men and took many key draws. Additionally, he was very good at both ends of the ice, showing some grit and tenacity. Malone is a good skater with some subtle skill. He has the ability to walk defensemen, but also relies on his physical strength to get an advantage. Malone played physical and eventually earned a promotion to Team USA’s second line, where he seemed to excel. Though his numbers weren’t spectacular with just one assist, Malone was able to impact the game in other important ways. He’s given himself a good shot to get picked in June. U18WC Statline: 7 GP, 0-1–1, 0 PIM, -2. Projected Draft Range: Fifth to Sixth Round
Malone, a ’13 Eligible Draft prospect is playing his first season for the USNTDP as an U18 player. After playing the past two seasons for the Nichols School in Buffalo, Malone moved on and made a significant jump to the United States U18 Team that plays the majority of its schedule in the Tier 1 Junior A USHL. Although playing only sparingly thus far in USHL action, Malone has produced 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points in 13 games. A participant in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in his hometown of Buffalo, NY in October 2012, it appears very likely Malone will hear his name called at some point this June at The Prudential Center in New Jersey during the 2013 NHL Draft. As well as being a ’14-’15 commit to Harvard University, Sean Malone is currently ranked #14 among all ’13 Eligible prospects in the USHL for this summers 2013 NHL Draft.


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Sean Malone, C U.S. NTDP (USHL) - Small but fast two-way center excels with his smarts and willingness to play in heavy traffic areas on the ice. Another Harvard-bound player, the Buffalo-area native left prep at the Nichols School for the National Team and did extremely well in adapting to the higher competition level in the USHL and D1 collegiate circuit. He’s a character kid and leader…yet he always seems to be an afterthought when discussing the Team USA prospects this year.
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The quick and agile Malone broadened his horizons with the United States National Team Development Program in 2012-13, including 13 points (5+8) in 15 games of USHL action, while also gaining valuable international experience. A product of Nichols School, Malone has carved out a reputation as intense competitor at both ends of the ice, combining excellent edge speed and puck control skills with a sound back-checking game. Malone, whose package of skill and character could fill an energy role as a pro, will have his work ethic tested off the ice as well when he enrolls at Harvard University this fall.
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SEAN MALONE
POSITION: Centre
SHOOTS: Left
TEAM: Under-18 (US NTDP)
BORN: April 30, 1995
VITALS: 6’-0” / 185 Lbs
STATS: 54 GP 16 G 16 A 32 PTS 19 PIM
SCOUTING REPORT: Malone is a responsible two-way forward with decent feet but will not blow by many defenders with his just average speed. He has decent mobility but lacks jump in his first couple of steps. He compensates by keeping his feet moving. He plays a very strong two-way game, is strong on the cycle and poised with the puck despite not having high-end dangles. He’s not overly physical but does use his body to protect the puck and earn space. His value offensively is seen in his ability to read the ice and distribute the puck, although many of the plays he makes are of the small space touch passes to open teammates variety. Malone isn’t a high end playmaker - the type to draw defenders in, slow the play down, etc. - but his ability is respectable. In terms of goal scoring, he’ll go to the crease area looking for pay dirt. He has a decent wrist shot that has a quick release and can put the puck away. He’s solid defensively as he consistently backchecks as well as applying consistent pressure to the offensive attack with back pressure. A pretty safe player- he’ll make the NHL because he is so responsible and dependable albeit it likely in a bottom-six/checking capacity.
NHL POTENTIAL: Bottom 6 Two-Way Forward

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Malone, Sean – LC – US NTDP Under-18 Team – 5’11, 183
Sean plays a gritty style suited to a depth role, but his offensive game has shown gradual improvement. The stocky two-way center will suit up for Harvard in the fall. He’s strong in front of the net in the offensive zone and fights for rebounds and loose pucks, as well as taking the pucks to the crease and fighting to score until the whistle blows. He’s good at screening the goaltender and redirecting pucks. He also shows finesse from time to time with skill moves, but for the most part keeps things pretty simple. Though he’s an average skater, he’s strong on his feet and has a good motor that keeps him involved in the play. He forechecks, back checks, and shows the willingness to
get involved physically, taking the body defensively and taking hits to make plays with the puck. Malone is a bit of a wildcard as far as draft status, as it would not be a surprise if there were teams high on him and others who don’t consider him a professional prospect. He lacks dynamic enough hands and feet to project him as a real offensive threat at the professional level, and though he has the aggressiveness to be an NHL bottom-six player, he lacks ideal size or speed for that role.
Quotable: “ I’m not sure he got all that much better this year which is something that works against him. Having said that, I like his hockey sense and he is a solid PK guy.” – Mark Edwards

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Made noise early with a bright showing at the inaugural All-
American Top Prospects Game in front of his hometown crowd in
Buffalo .. the West Seneca, N.Y. native’s season would be tempered
though by injuries that sidelined him a number of times .. productive
in the opening four months (23-12-8-20) - including a strong U18
4-Nations tournament in November (4-3-1-4) - but cooled off thereafter (33-4-9-13) and shut out at the U18 Worlds where he won silver (7-0-1-1) .. joined the NTDP full-time after appearing at last summer’s Ivan Hlinka .. SCOUTING REPORT .. smart, spirited pivot with quick hands and explosive wheels .. throws feistiness into an energetic two-way game .. well-structured and knowledgeable about positioning in correlation with the play .. poised and patient puckcarrier - holds the puck an extra moment - rarely settling for initial options .. fast feet generate a sharp startup burst - plus dynamic lateral agility .. makes strong cuts to the outside .. industrious and brave .. finishes checks enthusiastically .. showed growing confidence in physical play - bolstered by 15 pounds of muscle added last off-season .. prepares his stick well going to the net - and can fire a puck .. however his frame is small by NHL terms and prohibits him from staying in dirty areas .. committed to Harvard - but may opt for the OHL and Owen Sound.

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The guys on WGR just wouldn't shut up about him , still like the pick.

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Hope doesn't opt to go to the OHL and Owen Sound. To me lengthing the developmental process helps players drafted later. Going to the OHL would force the Sabres into a decision in two years rather 4/5 if he goes the college route.

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Hope doesn't opt to go to the OHL and Owen Sound. To me lengthing the developmental process helps players drafted later. Going to the OHL would force the Sabres into a decision in two years rather 4/5 if he goes the college route.
I agree. Take the longer road, work more on his game rather than trying to rush.

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Listening to Regier and Devine, I think they will push for Malone to continue down the collegiate route.

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Sean Malone — A highly-competitive center, Malone was one of Team USA’s most reliable faceoff men and took many key draws. Additionally, he was very good at both ends of the ice, showing some grit and tenacity. Malone is a good skater with some subtle skill. He has the ability to walk defensemen, but also relies on his physical strength to get an advantage. Malone played physical and eventually earned a promotion to Team USA’s second line, where he seemed to excel. Though his numbers weren’t spectacular with just one assist, Malone was able to impact the game in other important ways. He’s given himself a good shot to get picked in June. U18WC Statline: 7 GP, 0-1–1, 0 PIM, -2. Projected Draft Range: Fifth to Sixth Round

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Listening to Regier and Devine, I think they will push for Malone to continue down the collegiate route.
Makes sense. It's frickin' Harvard. Doesn't make sense that he would give up Harvard for ... OHL hockey?

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Makes sense. It's frickin' Harvard. Doesn't make sense that he would give up Harvard for ... OHL hockey?
Not only that, but Harvard has a long tradition of producing NHL forwards, often smaller guys. Get the education too -- helluva thing to fall back on is a degree from freakin' Harvard University.

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Speedy centreman who plays well in tight space. Excellent speed and gears to blow by even the best of junior defenders. Can cut on a dime and handle plays at his top gear after. Defensively responsible and always quick back to his own end on dee. Persistent forechecker. Really good release on his shot. His speed and relentless motor makes him a fine prospect.

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Listening to him, it seems certain that he's going off to Harvard in the fall.

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Saw Sean Malone this morning. He was leaving UB's physical therapy facility in Orchard Park as I was going in for my PT session.

What was his injury? Have they said? I saw something about him having surgery.

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Saw Sean Malone this morning. He was leaving UB's physical therapy facility in Orchard Park as I was going in for my PT session.

What was his injury? Have they said? I saw something about him having surgery.
Not sure anyone noted the details of Malone's prior injury, but I think this was his latest knock during Harvard's season:

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Not sure anyone noted the details of Malone's prior injury, but I think this was his latest knock during Harvard's season:
It's too bad. It seems like the kid can be an impact player if he just stayed healthy for a full season.

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Not sure anyone noted the details of Malone's prior injury, but I think this was his latest knock during Harvard's season:
I tried emailing a couple of people, but struck out completely.

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Saw Sean Malone this morning. He was leaving UB's physical therapy facility in Orchard Park as I was going in for my PT session.

What was his injury? Have they said? I saw something about him having surgery.
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I tried emailing a couple of people, but struck out completely.
I asked a Harvard hockey writer and he said Malone was battling an UBI for much of the season. That was the same injury that sidelined him early in the season that no one could find much print on. He did return to that February game that he limped off in, so I'm thinking that was a relatively minor thing since he finished the season. Shoulder, neck, back, wrist, hand?

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