Evgeni Malkin's 2017 Player Profile

(1) Evgeni Malkin   Penguins   C    [Age: 31]    [Ht: 6'3' ]    [Wt: 195 ]
YearTmGGoalAssSOGPPGPtsPPP+/-PenGWGSHG
2017 (Projected)PIT693747207138426208660
 
2016PIT623339191117223187760
 
2015PIT57273116211582716560
 
2014PIT69284221297026-26040
Over the last four seasons, Evgeni Malkin has ranked fourth in the NHL in points per game with 1.10 and yet he hasn’t recorded more than 72 points in a single campaign over that span. That underlines the issue with Malkin. He’s one of the best forwards in the league, but he just can’t stay healthy. In 2016-17 he had 33 goals, 72 points, and 77 penalty minutes despite being limited to 62 games, so he’s clearly valuable in spite of his frequent trips to the sidelines, but call him a top-five pick when he’s this big of a health risk. Even though he’s capable of 90-100 points and 100-plus penalty minutes in a full season, it would be best to actually project him at 60-70 points and 60-80 PIM and draft him with those numbers in mind.
Updated Oct. 21: Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers. Malkin's power play goal at the 2:14 mark of the second period cut Florida's lead to 2-1. Malkin also helped set up Sidney Crosby's power play goal late on in the frame. He has three goals and 10 points in eight games this season. Six of those points have come in his last two games.


Recent News on Evgeni Malkin
Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers.
Malkin's power play goal at the 2:14 mark of the second period cut Florida's lead to 2-1. Malkin also helped set up Sidney Crosby's power play goal late on in the frame. He has three goals and 10 points in eight games this season. Six of those points have come in his last two games.
10/21/2017 12:55:00 AM

 

Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winning goal just under a minute into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Malkin also added three assists, including setting up the tying goal by Sidney Crosby with less than a minute to go in regulation. The Russian now has eight points in seven games. It was Malkin's second game-winning goal of the season already. He is coming off a 72-point season in which he missed 20 games, so it looks as though he will be very productive fantasy-wise this year.
10/17/2017 10:19:00 PM

 

Zach Aston-Reese is skating on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel in training camp
This trio has been skating together for the first two days of training camp, which is kind of telling. Aston-Reese probably won't play there during the regular season, but the Pens want to see what he could do with elite offensive players. There's a chance Aston-Reese could crack the Penguins roster this fall. The 23-year-old had 63 points in 38 games with Northeastern University last season. He added eight points in 10 games in the AHL.
9/16/2017 10:25:00 AM

Source:   Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 

Evgeni Malkin would like to play on a line with Danis Zaripov.
Zaripov was suspended from the KHL by the IIHF, but after hearing his side of the story, the NHL decided to make him eligible to play right away. Zaripov had 22 points in 18 games with Metallurg Magnitogorsk during the playoffs, and 45 points in 56 games during the regular season. The Penguins have over $3 million in salary cap space, which means they could bring the KHL veteran in if they want to.
8/30/2017 4:11:00 PM

Source:   Igor Eronko on Twitter

 

Evgeni Malkin finished second in Conn Smythe Trophy voting.
Malkin picked up three first-place votes and 11 second-place votes. Sidney Crosby, who won the award for a second straight year, captured 11 of 15 first-place votes. Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel had the other first-place vote.
6/12/2017 6:14:00 PM

Source:   NHL.com