The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday that forward Evgeni Malkin has agreed to the terms of an 8-year, $76-million contract extension.
Malkin had one year remaining on his current Penguins contract, so he will now be locked in with the team through the 2021-2022 NHL season.
Malkin was the Pens’ first-round draft choice in 2004 (2nd overall), and currently stands seventh on the team’s all-time points list. Last season, he won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, the Art Ross (scoring) Trophy (109 points – 50 goals and 59 assists), and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by the National Hockey League Players Association.
Malkin is a four-time NHL All-Star, a three-time team MVP, has produced 100 points three times and thirty goals on four occasions, has won the Calder Cup, and in 2009 captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.