Evgeni Malkin, normally of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, is a center on the Russian Olympic hockey team who is one of the most dominant offensive players in hockey. The awards he has won include the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, the Art Ross Trophy (twice) as the NHL's leading scorer, the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL's playoff MVP and a Stanley Cup, which he won in 2009.
- Won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP in 2011-12.
- Won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL's best player as voted on by his peers in 2011-12.
- Won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading point scorer in both 2008-09 and 2011-12.
- Won a gold medal at the 2012 World Championships.
- Represented Russia at the 2010 and 2006 Winter Olympics.
- Stanley Cup champion in 2009.
- Won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL's playoff MVP in 2009.
- Member of the NHL's First All-Star Team in 2008, 2009 and 2012.
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
- Took home the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 2006-07.
Things to know:
1. His nickname is "Geno", which is an English derivative of his Russian first name, "Evgeni".
2. Scored goals in each of his first six NHL games, becoming the first player to accomplish this feat since three players did it in the NHL's inaugural 1917-18 season.
3. Was drafted second overall in the 2004 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, one pick after the Washington Capitals took 2014 Russian Olympic teammate Alex Ovechkin.