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Though Sidney Crosby gets the majority of the hype among current Pittsburgh Penguins players, on any other team Evgeni Malkin would be the headliner every night. Yes, Malkin plays in Crosby’s shadow, but he has proven in the past that he is capable of putting this team on his shoulders.
Malkin was selected #2 overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, just behind countryman Alexander Ovechkin. Following the NHL lockout in 2004-05, and another year in Russia to fine-tune his skills, Malkin finally made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 2006. He didn’t waste any time justifying his high draft selection. Malkin made the highlight reel on a regular basis that year, and ultimately finished with 33 goals and 85 points, totals good enough to earn him the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year.
The following year Malkin showed that he was capable of carrying the team. When Sidney Crosby went down with injury, Malkin stepped up, scoring at a prolific rate, and helping the Pens remain in the playoff race. He finished the season with 106 points, and then continued his hot play in the playoffs, recording 22 points in 20 games, helping the Pens reach the Stanley Cup Finals before they finally bowed out to the Detroit Red Wings.
The following season Malkin was even better, torching opponents, and beating teammate Crosby in points for the second year in a row. When the dust settled on the season Malkin was the Art Ross Trophy winner as the league’s leading scorer, a feat that Crosby had accomplished in his second season as well. However, as great as Malkin’s regular season was, he saved his best stuff for the playoffs. Malkin was a beast throughout the post-season, racking up 36 points in just 24 games. His offensive contribution helped the Penguins capture their first Stanley Cup since 1992, and he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.
Last season Malkin struggled with injury, and had an off-year by many people’s reckoning. However, in this so-called “off year” Malkin still managed well over a point a game. This season Malkin again dealt with injury, and thus got off to a slow start, but now is really starting to find his game, and is surging up the ranks of the scoring leaders. Look for Malkin to make a huge impact in the Winter Classic Game against the Washington Capitals on New Years Day. You can bet you will see plenty of Malkin Winter Classic Jerseys interspersed through the crowd at Heinz Field.