Place of BirthTuusula, FIN
Smooth skater. Can turn his hips and explode backwards into position. Shiftiness in his skating is deceptive. Uses his edges well. Digs in and can make quick crossovers with the puck. Malinen has an extra gear to use when needed. Show good position between his man and the goaltender on several occasions, blocking out rebound chances. Takes good angles to take away options in his own zone. Displays...
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