April 30, 1995 |
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Rochester Americans (AHL)
|NHL Draft||159th overall, 2013
After a successful career at Nichols School, where he was All-State in three sports, Malone was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round, 159th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He played college hockey for Harvard University of ECAC Hockey. During his junior and senior years at Harvard, he underwent hip surgery and rehabilitation for his injury. Despite his setbacks, he was signed to a professional contract by the Sabres on April 8, 2017, and made his NHL debut that night in a game against the Florida Panthers as an emergency replacement for Marcus Foligno. He had one shot on net and played over 12 minutes in the 3–0 loss to the Panthers.
After participating in the Buffalo Sabres development camp in July 2017, Malone was unable to participate at the Sabres' rookie camp, the Prospects Challenge tournament, and training camp due to another injury. He was then assigned to the Sabres AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, for the 2017–18 season.
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||15||5||8||13||17||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|ECAC All-Tournament Team||2017|
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- "West Seneca native Malone signs with Sabres; Harvard star will make NHL debut tonight". The Buffalo News. April 8, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
- Harrington, Mike (October 3, 2017). "Sabres Notebook: Griffith cracks final roster at forward". buffalonews.com. Retrieved February 20, 2018.