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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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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract