Evgeni Vladimirovich Malkin is a Russian professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Nicknamed "Geno", Malkin began his career with his hometown club Metallurg Magnitogorsk, playing for their junior and senior teams. He was then selected second overall in the 2004 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, though an international transfer dispute delayed the start of his NHL career until 2006. After his first season with the Penguins Malkin was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best rookie. In his second season, he helped lead Pittsburgh to the 2008 Stanley Cup Final and was a runner-up for the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's most valuable player during the regular season. The following season saw Malkin win the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the top-scorer in the NHL and again place second for the Hart Trophy.
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About Evgeni Malkin
Russian NHL All-Star who helped lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to Stanley Cup Championships in 2009, 2016 and 2017. He was named NHL MVP in 2012 and won the Rookie of the Year award in 2007.
He competed in the U-18 World Championships for Russia and played in the Russian Superleague from 2003-2006.
He was selected 2nd overall in the 2004 NHL Draft, one pick behind fellow Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin.
He was born in Magnitogorsk, Russia to Natalia and Vladimir Malkin, whom was also a hockey player. He has a brother named Denis. In 2016, he married journalist Anna Kasterova. They have a son named Nikita together.
He won the Stanley Cup with longtime teammate Sidney Crosby in 2009 and 2016.
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- Art Ross Trophy winners
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- Russian expatriate ice hockey people
- Hart Memorial Trophy winners
- Calder Trophy winners
- Russian ice hockey centres
- Olympic ice hockey players of Russia
- Metallurg Magnitogorsk players
- Pittsburgh Penguins draft picks
- Ice hockey players at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Ice hockey players at the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Ice hockey players at the 2014 Winter Olympics
- National Hockey League All-Stars
- Pittsburgh Penguins players