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Evgeni Malkin : biography

July 31, 1986 -

Evgeni Vladimirovich "Geno" Malkin ( born July 31, 1986) is a Russian professional ice hockey center and alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Malkin signed with the Kontinental Hockey League's Metallurg Magnitogorsk for the 2012–13 season. He is also known for his incredible skill set and ability to make plays, earning him a reputation as one of the best players in the NHL.

Chosen second overall in the 2004 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Malkin's career in the NHL was delayed because of an international transfer dispute until 2006–07, in which he captured the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's best rookie. In his second season, he helped carry Pittsburgh to the 2008 Stanley Cup Final series and was a runner-up for league's MVP award, the Hart Memorial Trophy. The following season, Malkin won the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the top-scorer in the NHL and again finished runner-up for the Hart Trophy while he and the Penguins won the Stanley Cup championship and Malkin the Conn Smythe Trophy. A second Art Ross Trophy was earned after the 2011–12 season, in which Malkin's 12-point margin was the largest since 1999. On June 20, 2012, Malkin was named the Hart Memorial Trophy winner as the league's MVP, for the 2011-12 season.

Internationally, Malkin has competed for Russia in two IIHF World U18 Championships and three IIHF World U20 Championships, capturing one gold, two silvers and one bronze medal, as a junior. In 2006, in addition to a silver medal, he was also named tournament MVP. As a senior, he has played in four IIHF World Championships, winning the gold medal and being named the tournament MVP for the 2012 event. In addition he has won the bronze medals in two other World Championships and has played for team Russia during the last two Winter Olympic Games, in Turin and Vancouver.

Awards and achievements

The Stanley Cup 2009

  • NHL All-Star Game – 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition: "Accuracy Shooting" Winner – 2009
  • NHL First All-Star Team – 2008, 2009, 2012
  • Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) – 2007
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP) – 2012
  • Ted Lindsay Award (Most Outstanding Player) – 2012
  • Art Ross Trophy (Regular Season Scoring Leader) – 2009, 2012
  • Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP) – 2009
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion – 2009
  • NHL 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Point Scoring Leader (36)
  • Michel Brière Rookie of the Year Award (Pittsburgh Penguins' Rookie of the Year) – 2007 (shared with Jordan Staal)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins' (MVP) – 2008, 2009, 2012
  • NHL Rookie of the Month – October 2006, November 2006
  • NHL's First Star of the Month – February 2008, December 2011
  • NHL's Second Star of the Month – January 2012
  • (IIHF) World Championships – (All-Star Team) 2007, 2010, 2012
  • (IIHF) World Championships – (Best Forward) 2012
  • (IIHF) World Championships – (Most Valuable Player) 2012
  • Kharlamov Trophy - (Best Russian Player in the NHL) 2012

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Metallurg-2 Magnitogorsk RUS-3 2 1 0 1 8
2003–04 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 34 3 9 12 12
2004–05 Metallurg-2 Magnitogorsk RUS-3 2 1 1 2 2
2004–05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 52 12 20 32 24 5 0 4 4 0
2005–06 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 46 21 26 47 46 11 5 10 15 41
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 33 52 85 80 5 0 4 4 8
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 47 59 106 78 20 10 12 22 24
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 35 78 113 80 24 14 22 36 51
2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 28 49 77 100 13 5 6 11 6
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 15 22 37 18
2011–12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 50 59 109 70 6 3 5 8 6
2012–13 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 37 23 42 65 58
2012–13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 31 9 24 33 36 15 4 12 16 26
NHL totals 458 217 343 560 462 83 36 61 97 121
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