Found June 21, 2012 on Bleed Black & Gold:
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Evgeni Malkin arrived in Vegas knowing that he would absolutely be taking home the Art Ross Trophy for the most points scored in a season.  But Malkin walked away with two more trophies.  He also won the Ted Lindsay award which is the trophy for an outstanding player voted on by his peers and he won the big one the Hart Trophy which is the league MVP.   This is Malkin’s first Hart Trophy and hopefully first of many.  He’s one of four Penguins to win the Hart Trophy, Lemioux, Jagr and Crosby have all had the honor as well.  The Penguins have also taken home the Ted Lindsay award an NHL high 8 times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXEbzh3p6IY

After coming off a knee injury last season, to come in and have the season he had is just remarkable.  When the Penguins were down he carried the load and then some.  This is just the cherry on top of what  I’m sure will be very memorable year for Malkin including winning the World Championships for Russia and being named MVP of that tournament as well.   He deserves every last bit of recognition.  Now if we could only make sure that next time around the people presenting the awards are taught how to properly say his first name, because I don’t think any of them said it correctly at the awards last night.

 

Had a lot of fun tonight! Thank you everyone for support. Can’t believe Hart )) Best fans.

— Евгений Малкин (@malkin71_) June 21, 2012

Below are some tweets from some other Pittsburgh athletes offering their congrats to Geno for such an amazing honor.

 

Congrats 2 Malkin on winning the MVP… penguins gonna take it all next yr

— LaMarr Woodley (@LaMarrWoodley) June 21, 2012

 

Congrats geno @malkin71_on a great night. Lookin good with all that hardware. #everydayimshufflin — james neal (@jneal_18) June 21, 2012

 

Congratulations to Geno @malkin71_!

— Brett Keisel (@bkeisel99) June 21, 2012

Congratulations to Geno on a great year and cannot wait to see what he does next year!

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