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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)
Malkin, in 2006, completed a rare triple, playing in the World Junior Championship, the Olympics and the World Championships, all in the same calendar year. Only six players have accomplished this feat: Kenny Jonsson (1994), Darius Kasparaitis (1992), Saku Koivu (1994), Alexei Kovalev (1992), Alexei Zhitnik (1992) and Evgeni Malkin (2006).

He made his first Olympic appearance at the age of 19 and was one of the top penalty killers for the Russians. His six points (2-4-6) in seven games tied for second on the team.

Malkin last suited up for Russia, winning a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championship in Moscow. His 10 points (5-5-10) in nine games earned him a berth on the tournament All-Star Team.

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I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition