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2019-20 Rink Wrap: Carl Hagelin

From Backstrom to Wilson, we’re taking a look at and grading the 2019-20 season for every player who laced ‘em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2020-21. Next up, Carl Hagelin

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at New York Islanders John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Regular Season:


Key Stat: Despite signing a contract extension at the end of last offseason, Hagelin had a career low in average ice time per 60, averaging only 14:19 a game.

The Good: Despite a career low in ice time, Hagelin remains one of the Caps better possession players. Hagelin’s 53.96% shot attempts for percentage was one of the highest on the team, and the Caps outscored their opponents on the ice at 5v5 when Hagelin played. Hagelin was also a prolific penalty killer, as his 164:48 of penalty time killed was highest among Caps forwards.

The Bad: Hagelin’s offensive decline continued unabated in 2019-20. He has failed to score more than 10 goals in each of the last 4 seasons, and only recorded 8 goals this year. Hagelin was also extremely quiet in the playoffs, only netting one assist while recording a -4 and skating only 12:40 a night.

The Video: Finding a Carl Hagelin highlight is...challenging. Here’s a somewhat-pretty shot against the Rangers from March 5, though!

The Charts:


The Discussion: Although Hagelin’s days as an offensive contributor appear numbered, he still was a useful player for the Caps, particularly on the PK. Seeing that he’s going to be a Cap for awhile, what will Hagelin’s role look like? Is there a way he can be better used by an incoming head coach?

Other Hagelin Season Reviews: Coming soon!

The Vote: Rate Hagelin below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season - if he had the best year you could have imagined him having, give him a 10; if he more or less played as you expected he would, give him a 5 or a 6; if he had the worst year you could have imagined him having, give him a 1.


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