So far this season, Hagelin has spent most of his time playing with Kevin Hayes and Lee Stempniak. (Stats.HockeyAnalysis)
He has started 39.96% of his shifts in the neutral zone, 31.22% in the defensive zone and 28.82% in the offensive zone. (Puckalytics)
Hagelin said that he always takes pride in his defensive game and that it's important to be solid in your own end so as not to get scored on. He said that his focus is always playing as well as he can no matter where his shift starts. (NHL.com)
Alain Vigneault said, “I see Hags as, on a good team, a good third-line penalty killing player. You need that type of guys, some guys can do it as a physical presence, others can do it with speed and smarts. Carl has been a very effective PKer, last night might have been a little more challenging but in that role, I like him in that role.
Dave Maloney said recently that Hagelin is a guy that you can count on because of his speed, how he is quick on the puck and how he has gotten more comfortable with the puck. (MSG)