Evgeni Malkin has crafted an incredible career since he broke into the NHL during the 2006.07 season. The Penguins center has three Stanley Cups, two Art Ross Trophies, a Hart Trophy, a Calder Trophy, a Ted Lindsay Award and a Conn Smythe Trophy. He is a three-time First All-Star Team selection, a seven-time NHL All-Star and four-time Penguins team MVP. And now, he can add another remarkable achievement to the list: 1,000 career points.
Below, we take a look at some of the biggest memories, moments and milestones from throughout his career, including reflections from his teammates, players around the league and Malkin himself. You can join in on the conversation online with the hashtag #Ma1Kin.
"It's an amazing night for me. One of the best nights of my life. It's a special day for my family, my friends. I played hockey all my life. It's amazing to be here and win against Washington. It's a special day."
Malkin picked up two assists, the second being his 1,000th-career point, in Pittsburgh's 5-3 victory against Washington at PPG Paints Arena. Read more about his incredible accomplishment.
Whenever Evgeni Malkin does interviews, he is open, honest and candid. We had the chance to sit down with him numerous times before he reached the 1,000-point mark, where he reflected on his own personal memories from the last 13 years. Here is the story of Malkin's career and legacy, compiled through several exclusive interviews with the Penguins superstar.
Wait and hope.
That's all a 20-year-old Russian could do while trapped in a strange apartment building in a foreign country. The hands on his watch told the movement of time. The strengthening and receding of the sun through a crack in drawn blinds told the movement of days.
This letter first appeared on www.nhl.com/ru in an exclusive with Evgeni Malkin's parents, Natalia and Vladimir Malkin, who expressed their congratulations to their son for having reached 1,000 points in the NHL. It has been translated from its original Russian text.
This oral history first appeared on www.nhl.com/ru in an exclusive with Evgeni Malkin's parents, Natalia and Vladimir Malkin, and his wife, Anna Kasterova, who chronicled the Pittsburgh Penguins forward's life in Russia through his 1,000th NHL point. It has been translated from its original Russian text.
Evgeni Malkin has three Stanley Cups to his name and two World Championships, not to mention a handful of prestigious individual NHL trophies. But the main thing is that "Geno" inspires people all over the world so much that his contribution to hockey cannot be overestimated. We will chronicle Malkin's life as told through those closest to him. And we will begin, of course, with childhood.
From the time he entered the league in 2006, Evgeni Malkin has had a lot of different linemates and has found tremendous success with certain teammates over the years. Here, a few of them reflect on their time with Malkin and share their insights on what makes him such a special player.
Since Evgeni Malkin first took the ice at age three, he has defied expectations and made his family immensely proud. All these years later, he still does the same.- Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 13, 2019
Malkin's life story, as told by his family: https://t.co/9FhXE3zVqP#Ma1Kin pic.twitter.com/lm5kgCKOqR
Evgeni Malkin's 1,000 points journey was nothing short of amazing. Below we take a look at the numbers surrounding Geno's 1,000 points.