Ex-Leaf Signs Long Term In Europe After Failing In Toronto

Published July 18, 2023 at 1:25 PM
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Denis Malgin, acquired by Kyle Dubas in a trade, has decided to leave the NHL and sign a five-year contract with the ZSC Lions in the Swiss League.

Malgin Signs In Switzerland

It was just announced that former Toronto Maple Leaf, Denis Maglin, will be signing in the Swiss League for the ZSC Lions.

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Malgin, a native of Switzerland, will be heading home to continue his playing career with the Lions. Auston Matthews previously played for the Lions in 2015-16 as a first-year draft eligible.


Malgin, who had previously played for the team, made the decision to return to Europe after struggling to establish himself in the NHL.

Malgin's NHL Time

Drafted in the fourth round by the Florida Panthers, Malgin has spent seven seasons in the NHL, representing the Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Colorado Avalanche.

Throughout his career, spanning 257 games, Malgin has scored 41 goals and accumulated a total of 81 points.

During his time with the Maple Leafs, he played 31 games, contributing 4 points.

The Maple Leafs acquired Malgin from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mason Marchment.

Marchment has since become a reliable player for Florida and is currently a member of the Dallas Stars organization. Malgin on the other hand is now in Europe long term.

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