Pittsburgh Penguins’ other great star (besides Sidney Crosby) is Russian ace Evgeni Malkin. Like Crosby, Malkin is a centre with outstanding offensive skills and is considered one of the most dangerous forwards in the NHL. He made an immediate impact upon joining the Penguins and has won awards for the league scoring title, most valuable player, top rookie, and helped the Penguins to a Stanley Cup.
- Born: Magnitogorsk, Russia, 1986
- Height/weight: 191 cm (6’3″) / 88 kg (195 lbs)
- Position: centre
- NHL teams: Pittsburgh Penguins
- NHL Awards (selected): Calder Trophy (top rookie) – 2007; Hart Trophy (most valuable player) – 2012; Art Ross Trophy (leading scorer) – 2009, 2012; Conn Smythe Trophy (best player in playoffs) – 2009