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Evgeni Malkin


Russian hockey player Evgeni MalkinEvgeni Malkin, also known as Geno by fans and teammates, is a pro hockey center who was drafted second overall by the Pittsburg Penguins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. A prolific scorer and even better set-up man, Malkin was an offensive force immediately upon his arrival in the NHL. In his very first season with the Pittsburg Penguins (2006-07), Malkin scored 32 goals and added 52 assists, a mark that would help earn him the Calder Memorial Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year. In perhaps his best year, the 2008-09 NHL season, Evgeni Malkin earned the Art Ross Trophy for the league's regular season point leader and led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup championship, for which he was the first ever Russian awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for the NHL playoff MVP.



Evgeni Malkin Facts


Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Weight: 195 lbs (88 kg)

Date of Birth: July 31, 1986

Place of Birth: Magnitogorsk, USSR

NHL Entry Draft: 2nd overall, 2004

Professional Hockey Teams

  • Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2003-2006)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (2006-__)




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Evgeni Malkin Awards, Records, Achievements

National Hockey League (NHL)

  • Scored 6 goals in first 6 NHL games (2006)
    • first player to do so since 1917-18
  • 2007 Calder Memorial Trophy
    • NHL Rookie of the Year (2006-07 season)
  • 2007 Michel Brière Rookie of the Year Award
    • Pittsburgh Penguins' Rookie of the Year
    • shared award with teammate Jordan Staal
  • Longest point streak by Russian player in the NHL
    • 15 games during 2007-08 season
  • NHL All-Star Game
    • 2008, 2009
  • NHL First Star of the Month - February 2008
  • Hart Memorial Trophy nominee / runner-up
    • 2008, 2009
  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Most Valuable Player
    • 2008, 2009
  • Art Ross Trophy - 2008-09 NHL season
  • 2009 Stanley Cup Championship
  • Conn Smythe Trophy - 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

International Hockey

  • 2004 World U18 Championships: Team Russia Gold
  • 2006 World Championship: Tournament MVP


Evgeni Malkin - 2008/2009 Tribute


Evgeni Malkin - 2007/2008 Tribute


Evgeni Malkin - Russian Hockey Prospect



Evgeni Malkin Statistics