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Evgeni Malkin: a biography
Well-known hockey player Evgeni Malkin was born in Magnitogorsk, July 31, 1986. Interest in the sport was instilled in him father Vladimir Malkin. At the time, Vladimir played hockey, deciding that his son should become a professional athlete.
In 1994, parents give a future hockey star in the sports school «the Metallurgist». The first time the guy didn’t work, and he even planned to quit the sport, but despite the many defeats and failures, Zhenya lots of effort and hard work was able to prove to everyone that wants to be a professional hockey player.
At the age of 16 take Malkin in the youth team of the Ural region, where he becomes one of the best in the team. It was his first step on the path to great success. In 2004, Malkin became one of the leading players on the team that is sent to the world Junior championship in Canada, where the team is in first place.
By this time Malkin start to look at many of the famous professionals who coach hockey clubs around the world. Gradually the Russians overcome many difficulties to reach the maximum heights in the result of Eugene manages to do it.
Career Of Evgeni Malkin
In 2005, Evgeni Malkin, went to the USA and later to Canada, where he received two silver medals. Really starting to see Malkin at the 2006 youth world Championships held in Canada. He managed to play a crucial role and produce for his team second place. The athlete acknowledges that this result has been achieved after a fantastic effort. At the same time, he offered to start playing in the National Hockey League, Malkin for the first time out on the ice in the «Penguins» (the nickname of the club the Pittsburgh penguins).
2006 Evgeni Malkin becomes a landmark. At the Olympics in Turin, Italy, in Russian national team it acts in conjunction with Alexander Kharitonov and Maxim Sushinsky. This link fans will call one of the best in the tournament. The competition also forward remember the gross violation of the rules. In the third period in a game against team Canada Eugene was hit with a skate striker Tampa Bay lightning Vincent Lecavalier. As a result, the Russian missed the semifinal match with the Finns.
Malkin in six games scored 6 points (2+4), but Russia remained without medals. Also in late 2006, the striker was awarded the title of Best player of the season and he becomes the winner of the «Golden slam». After several days of deliberation, Eugene decides to connect his life with the NHL.
Hockey player Malkin begins its activity in the club «Pittsburgh penguins». From the very first game he was able to establish itself as a true professional, and his statistics in the League to become the main proof of skill.
The 2007/08 and 2008/09 season for «Gino» (a nickname for Malkin) most successful. 106 points (47+59) in the second season of stay of the attacker in the «Penguins» which is a phenomenal indicator. In 2008/09 the Russians gaining 113 points (35+78). Further statistical indicators are not too positive for a Central striker, but he will be able to score 109 points (50+59) in 2011/12.
In 2007, the hockey the Pittsburgh penguins are playing members of the club the Washington capitals. Here the athlete has also managed to stand out, showing the result. Malkin has significantly affected the result of the match.
It was after one of the games with the club from the capital of United States Eugene came into conflict with the equally well-known hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, who represented the «capitals». Malkin pointed out that Ovechkin is constantly tough playing against him on the ice. The confrontation of Russians lasted a few matches. Both striker have repeatedly accused each other of violations and active power devices.
Moreover, soon joined the conflict, the Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby, saying that «the team will be to protect Malkin, if someone will cross the line». Many experts have suggested that Canadians are in this confrontation was the personal interest, as previously forward Alexander Semin, who appeared in the «Capital» (the nickname of the Washington capitals), who has previously spoken in interviews about Crosby as the «average hockey player».
In 2007, Malkin takes part in the world championship in the national team. In Moscow fans expect from the already known forward the brilliant game. Frontline is the first link along with Alexander Frolov and Ilya Kovalchuk. The fact that the team are stars of the NHL, is not helping the Russian team, the team can not show the best result.
The media has named the third place on the home championship complete failure. Of course, such a statement is too categorical, since the Russians suffered only one defeat in the tournament. In the semifinal match with Finland Russian hockey players lost 1:2, and a victorious washer was abandoned the «Lions» (nickname of the national team of Finland on hockey only in overtime.
Malkin at the championship shows quite good indicators. In nine games, the forward is gaining 10 points (5+5). Special claims to the attacker no, reporters call the best athlete on the basis of extensive survey, including it in the symbolic team of the championship.
Until 2008, Malkin, despite the effective action
of the Constitution, is not in his club leader. In the American media Evgeni Malkin is often called the «shadow of Sidney Crosby». To some extent this attitude towards the Russian forward does can be considered wrong. Eugene in some seasons showed better performance than canadian, and Russian «on the patch» near the opponent’s goal brought joy to the whole ice arena across North America.
In January 2008, Sidney Crosby, who is the captain of the Pittsburgh team, gets a serious injury. A sprained ankle does not allow the Canadians to get on the ice, he misses 21 games. It would seem that this situation will lead the team into decline, and «Penguins» will not be able to show a decent game without their leader, but his word said Evgeni Malkin. «Always second» turned into a charismatic leader of the team. The Russians showed how can become a good helper. 59 successful passes in the season – one of the best in the League.
Many sports observers believe that the absence of Crosby helped Malkin to reach their potential. Without Crosby, the team won a lot of meetings in the NHL, and Malkin was able to score 17 goals in 13 games. Russian experts have repeatedly noted that the graduate of the Magnitogorsk hockey school has added much in the technique, because again taking the lead on the ice at crucial moments.
Such a beautiful game, Russian forward in the US noted. It is chosen to participate in the Match of all stars NHL. The better team is the Eastern conference Malkin goes on the ice together with his teammates defender Sergey Gonchar and forward Jordan Staal. The presence of leading players helps to overcome the representatives of the «East» team in the Western conference with the score 8:7.
In 2008, Malkin in the lineup Pittsburgh goes to the playoffs for the Stanley Cup. In the same year, Eugene becomes the owner of the «Art Ross Trofi» — a prize awarded to the best hockey player who scored maximum points in the season). In 2010 begins a new regular season in the NHL, but it is bad for hockey. Malkin got a knee injury, after which he could not fully play, but in the following season, the athlete once again became the winner of the prize «Art Ross Trophy».
In 2012, the next world championship took place on ice in Finland and Sweden. Many experts believe owners favorites of the championship, heralding the success of the Finns and Swedes, but both teams showed a very negative result. In turn, the Russian team led by Zinetula Bilyaletdinov became the Victor of this championship, defeating in the final match the team of Slovakia.
Malkin during the world Cup seems perfect. In ten matches, the striker scored 11 goals and made 8 assists. He was named the most valuable player of the world Cup following the tournament.
In mid-2013 Evgeni Malkin’s contract ends with «Penguins», but he again continues the contract. The amount of the new agreement is $ 76 million.
Quite a long time Evgeni Malkin was preparing for a major sporting event the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Malkin entered the national team of Russia on hockey. First hockey player doubted that large-scale sporting event it’ll release management «Pittsburgh», but these problems arose.
For the national team of Russia in Sochi Evgeni Malkin played together with renowned partners – Alexander Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk. Such a stellar cast struck fear in opponents, and supporters firmly believed in the future success of their favorites, but the miracle did not happen. The performance of team members of the media called a disaster and a disgrace for the entire Russian hockey.
Evgeni Malkin was very disappointed with the negative results of the national team. In an interview with well-known publications, the striker has repeatedly said that the Olympics in Sochi reminds him of the «sad Vancouver when the Olympic games in Canada the Russians lost to the hosts with the score 3:7.
Despite the setbacks, the midfielder says that one should not get upset because of temporary defeats. The striker is already actively preparing for the Winter Olympic games in South Korea 2018. Russians often divide the events of life in his «Instagram».
About the achievements, personal life and professional career of the hockey player known to Russian television viewers were able to learn 7 may 2016 in the First channel, when it was presented the documentary «Evgeni Malkin. Among the Russian Penguins».
Personal life Evgeni Malkin began to improve in Magnitogorsk. Women play a significant role in the life of a professional hockey player. It is known that Zhenya met with the usual student from Ufa, but the novel did not last long, as his lover tried to get on the big screen, without giving time to the relationship.
After a few years he met Oksana Kondakova. She’s older than him by four years, but this fact has not prevented the emergence of a new novel, a couple begins to date, having gone to live in Moscow. Rich hockey player gets for his girlfriend’s apartment in the elite district of the capital, helps Kondakova to enter the Moscow Institute of television. Eugene later went to America, but it is not an obstacle for young people to develop relationships.
Four years have passed, the girl hinted that it is ready to become the wife of a talented athlete, but his family reacted negatively to this initiative. In addition, parents Evgeni Malkin advised not to rush into marriage. According to insider reports, the family felt that mistress was interested in Eugenia only as a person with large financial resources. In the end, Malkin Kondakova and I broke up.
Evgeni Malkin is married to TV presenter Anne of Masterovoy. The solemn ceremony took place in 2016. The couple formalized the relationship in the United States, and were married the couple at home.
Russian media repeatedly reported that Eugene and Anna are expecting a baby. The couple in may of the same year a son, Nikita.