Evgeni 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
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
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