Hagelin scored a goal and collected two helpers in a 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Monday. Even with the three-point outburst, Hagelin sits at a disappointing five points in 18 games this season. The Ducks' scoring woes have been well documented throughout the first quarter of the season and Hagelin has been no exception, but at this point he might have trouble approaching his career high of 17 goals and 38 points.
Despite seeing significant time on the Ducks' first line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, Hagelin has just one point -- an assist -- and a minus-3 rating in seven games this season. Nonetheless, he remains on the top line Monday, NHL.com reports. The Ducks have also experimented with Jiri Sekac and Patrick Maroon on left wing with the Perry-Getzlaf duo, but they haven't gotten any more out of them than they have from Hagelin. The point potential by osmosis is there as long as he's on that trio, but Hagelin isn't sticking with them on the power play, as he's averaging just 11 seconds a game with the man advantage. Don't be misled by his consecutive seasons of 17 goals as a Ranger -- Hagelin did that in what was typically a third-line role, and he's neither a particularly good shooter nor a particularly slick passer. His fortunes will change for the better at some point, but there should be no expectation that Hagelin will break out as a legitimate top-liner.
Carl Hagelin will make his preseason debut Thursday against the Avalanche, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles News Group reports.
Carl Hagelin signed a four-year contract with the Ducks on Friday.
Carl Hagelin was given a qualifying offer by the Ducks on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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