James Malatesta



  • DOB: 5/31/2003
  • Ht: 5-9
  • Wt: 197
  • Shoots: L
  • Hometown: Montreal, QC

CONTRACT: Signed three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with Columbus (NHL) 12/1/22 through 2025-26. Waivers exempt in 2023-24.

2023-24 NOTES: Loaned by Columbus (NHL) to Cleveland (AHL) 10/6/23.

PRO CAREERAMATEUR CAREER: Posted 98-89-187 with 154 penalty minutes and +41 rating in 214 appearances for Quebec (QMJHL) spanning four seasons from 2019-23…Helped Quebec claim 2022-23 CHL Memorial Cup Championship and QMJHL Championship…Claimed Stafford Smythe Trophy as Memorial Cup MVP and Guy Lafleur Trophy as QMJHL Playoff MVP in 2022-23…Named to 2022-23 CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team.

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Player Stats

Regular Season
2023-24 Regular SeasonCLE13123-360027000.23