before you get surprised like you did with Nikolaj Ehlers, I present you Denis Malgin, future first round draft in 2015. is that simple. the kid is a Magician with the puck. he's also Nikolaj Ehlers buddy.
I really hope he get's drafted in July to get to play in CHL.
Malgin celebrated his debut in the National League A in Switzerland on Monday. He centered the first line due to injuries and had an Even strength assist.
Overall he's shown great promise, there aren't many flaws to his game. He's adapted very quickly and could keep up most of the time. Of course, playing with those kind of linemates almost certainly guarantees good stats in the Swiss league.
He's made a good case for himself and he'll either stick with the team (though little chance there) or be the first call-up in case of injuries for the remainder of the season.
Btw, where's he expected to be selected in the 2015 draft? Last I've heard he was viewed as an early 2nd round pick but with his talent I think he could claim the lists even higher than that.
3 assists in 3 games for the ZSC Lions in the NLA so far (1 primary and 2 secondary)
Sees some PP time and is an offensive contributor (generates 2-3 good chances per game)
High offensive potential from what I've seen. He sees the ice very well, passes are accurate and hard, very good (but not outstanding) skater, good shot despite him being more of a playmaker. Adequate defensively in terms of positioning and instincts, but gets outmuscled on a regular basis (which isn't really surprising). His size is definitely a concern.
Really impressive showing in the NLA so far. In most other drafts I would have said that he's a dark horse candidate for the picks #15-20, but in this draft I'd say he'll be picked up somewhere in the second round.
Scouts were at the game. Most of them don´t really keep their presence a secret and they wear jackets with the logo. I saw some Nashville scout, Weiderstral of the Capitals (I think) and an Arizona scout. But I wasn´t really interested since it´s neither a secret nor surprising that Malgin and Siegenthaler are scouted almost every game.
The source of there being a total of 10 scouts was the TagesAnzeiger, a reliable Swiss newspaper.
I could see SJ taking him. They love going a bit off the board in the 1st. They haven't picked a Canadian in 7 years and haven't picked someone where Central Scouting had them as high as they were actually picked in 10 years.