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Malkin's current, ex-teammates send congratulations after 1,000th point

Penguins center hit milestone in win against Capitals

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Malkin collects 1,000th point

WSH@PIT: Malkin gets 1,000th point on Kessel's PPG

Evgeni Malkin records an assist on Phil Kessel's power-play goal to reach the 1,000-point milestone

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Evgeni Malkin hit 1,000 career points, and then the congratulations started pouring in.

The Pittsburgh Penguins center was showered with love from current and former teammates after he reached the milestone with a secondary assist on Phil Kessel's second-period goal in Pittsburgh's 5-3 win.

Marc-Andre Fleury, who played with Malkin in Pittsburgh for 11 seasons before joining the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, recorded a message for his ex-teammate. He capped the clip with some of that classic Fleury wit.

Tweet from @penguins: You hear that, Geno? pic.twitter.com/SUdZ0xsnDE

Chris Kunitz, who twice won the Stanley Cup alongside Malkin in 2016 and 2017, also sent along a message for his former linemate.

Tweet from @penguins: Kunitz on Malkin: "I think everybody realizes that he doesn't back down. He has that fire and I think that drives him to be a better player."More from @emalkin71geno's peers: https://t.co/TwptavHDna pic.twitter.com/g687K5zZdC

Kris Letang, who missed the game Wednesday with a lower-body injury, posted a photo and congratulations for Malkin's milestone accomplishment.

Tweet from @Letang_58: Congratulations on 1000 points @emalkin71geno! What an amazing accomplishment!! pic.twitter.com/l61tobke6f

Malkin has recorded all of his points with the Penguins and was named the game's No. 1 star with two assists Tuesday. That his milestone point came on a goal from Kessel was perfect.

Tweet from @penguins: Evgeni Malkin's 1,000th career point was an assist on a Phil Kessel goal.Of all the players that Geno has earned points with, Phil ranks #2 on that list, factoring into 151 of Malkin's 1,000 points.More amazing Geno stats: https://t.co/03SD0HPpe3

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