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Evgeni Malkin
NUMBER: 71 BIRTHDATE: July 31, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Magnitogorsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: PIT / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> He posted a 13-game point streak this season from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15, tallying 21 assists (6-21-27) over that span. <br /> <br /> He earned his first nomination as a Hart Trophy finalist as League MVP in 2007-08, leading the Penguins in scoring and finishing second in the League overall to Washington's Alex Ovechkin with 106 points (47 goals, 59 assists) in 82 games. He was the NHL's leading scorer after Dec. 31, tallying 65 points (32 goals, 33 assists) in 44 games; the Penguins posted a 27-11-6 record in that span. <br /> <br /> Malkin launched his NHL career in memorable fashion in 2006-07, becoming the first player in 89 years to tally goals in each of his first six NHL games. He went on to capture the Calder Trophy, leading all rookies in goals (33), power-play goals (16), assists (52) and points (85). <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On his success this season: &quot;I'm not the best. Sid is the best. (Alexander) Ovechkin is the best. Sid is a good skater. He makes good passes all the time. It's easy to play with Sid.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Tampa Bay Lightning forward Gary Roberts: &quot;You don't realize how strong he is. Malkin loves to play in traffic. He makes so many plays in the tough spots.&quot; <br /> <br /> Calgary Flames defenseman Anders Eriksson: &quot;The confidence is just pouring out of him &ndash; and he can do it all. He has the soft hands. He can shoot the puck. He can still play the mean game. He's a smart player in the sense that he reads the game very well.&quot; <br /> <br /> Pittsburgh teammate Jordan Staal on his improvement with English: &quot;He's really starting to come out of his shell. He's playing cards with the guys, throwing chirps out and jabbing the other guys. You can tell he's having more fun. I haven't seen him out to dinner yet, but he is coming into his own ... it seems that he knows when he's right and everybody is wrong.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=396094&amp;cmpid=rss">Malkin feeling at home on ice and off</a><br /> <a href="http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&amp;page=NewsPage&amp;articleid=395537">Rise of the Two-Headed Monster</a><br /> <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=burnside_scott&amp;id=3715812&amp;campaign=rss&amp;source=NHLHeadlines">Malkin: I'm learning ... I'm trying to be better every game</a><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://penguins.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=19654">PensTV: Malkin Highlights</a><br /> <br /> <span class="txt14Strg">Career All-Star Game Statistics </span> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" id="asstatsbox"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td align="center">GP</td> <td align="center">G</td> <td align="center">A</td> <td align="center">PTS</td> <td align="center">+/-</td> <td align="center">PIM</td> <td align="center">PP</td> <td align="center">SH</td> <td align="center">GW</td> <td align="center" class="right">SOG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007-08</td> <td>East</td> <td>8-7</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">2</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">2</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres