The story continues. While the North American media announced on Monday that Evgeni Malkin would test the free agent market after 16 years in Pittsburgh, the Russian (35) finally reached an agreement Tuesday night with the Penguins for a four-year extension. years, which will earn him 24.4 million euros over this period.
“Evgeni is a one-generation talent who will be remembered as one of the NHL’s greatest players.rejoices Ron Hextall, the general manager of the Pennsylvania franchise at the announcement of the news. His resume and individual accomplishments speak volumes about the player he is, and we’re thrilled to see him continue his remarkable career in Pittsburgh. »
A future Hall of Famer
The second pick of the 2004 draft behind his compatriot Alexander Ovechkin, “Geno” won three Stanley Cups with the Penguins alongside Sidney Crosby and was selected four times for the All-Star Game.
Author of 1,146 points (444 goals, 702 assists) in 981 National League games, he was also voted MVP for the 2011-2012 season and was the recipient of the Conn-Smythe Trophy (awarding the best player in play-offs) in 2009, the year of his first title. A record that will undoubtedly open the doors to the Hockey Hall of Fame.