Evgeni Vladimirovich Malkin (Russian: Евгений Влади́мирович Малкин, Yevgeniy Vladimirovich Malkin, also popularly known as "Geno", born July 31, 1986) is a Russian professional ice hockey centre, currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Chosen second overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the 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 Finals and was a runner-up for the Hart Memorial Trophy. In 2009 he one the Art Ross Trophy by winning the scoring title above Alexander Ovechkin and teammate Sidney Crosby.
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