Malgin, somewhat infamously acquired from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mason Marchment, has spent the last two seasons as one of the best players in the NL in his native Switzerland. After notching 52 points in 48 games with the ZSC Lions in 2021-22, he’ll return to Toronto to give it another shot in a depth role.
Malgin had no points in eight games after the trade in 2019-20. He spent the 2020-21 season on loan to Lausanne HC in Switzerland. While unsigned by Toronto last year, he remained on the team’s reserve list as he did receive a qualifying offer from the team. He’ll now aim to make the team this fall and contribute in a bottom-six role. Toronto will be counting on contributions from depth players like him in order to remain playoff contenders this season.