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Malik

Malik is a very strong butterfly style goalie. He has NHL ready size and he uses it well when sealing the ice with his pads. He needs to get stronger, specifically in his core and lower body as he lacks explosiveness in some of his movements. His lateral movement is controlled, moving side-to-side with ease.…

Date of Birth
April 26, 2002
Position
Goal
Height
6'0.0
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Raleigh, NC, USA  
Shoots
Left
Weight
180 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Malik Nick D3299 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 14/20 Malik Nick 20682 – Saginaw vs. Sault Ste. Marie OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Malik Nick 20681 – Sault Ste Marie vs. Flint OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Malik Nick 20680 – Sarnia vs. Sault Ste Marie OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 9/17 Malik Nick 19002 – Czech Republic vs. Russia WJC-17 by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP GAA SVP
2020-2021 HC Ocelari Trinec czech
2019-2020 HC Ocelari Trinec czech 2 6.23 79.5
2019-2020 Soo Greyhounds ohl 16 3.77 88.6
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Malik is a very strong butterfly style goalie. He has NHL ready size and he uses it well when sealing the ice with his pads. He needs to get stronger, specifically in his core and lower body as he lacks explosiveness in some of his movements. His lateral movement is controlled, moving side-to-side with ease. He doesn’t have the power to explode laterally but with added strength, it should come. When standing in his crease, there are times when he gets very low in his stance. While this helps him get down quicker, he does sacrifice a bit up top which is where he gets beat more often. He seals the post well but his weakside leg is often deep in his crease, even below the goal line in the net at times. He has a strong core and keeps his shoulders square to the shooter. While he stays square to the puck quite well, he can get lost in his crease at times. He does a good job of directing rebounds to the corners and up into the netting and one of his more unique traits is his confidence outside of his net. He is an excellent passer for a goalie but his tendency to wander for loose pucks can cause a coach headache with some of the situations that he gets himself into. Very confident with the puck on his blade and handles the puck with smooth hands. The flaws in his game are coachable issues that can be resolved as he develops.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide