Pittsburgh Penguins Extend Evegeni Malkin for 8 years $76 Million

Two days after head coach Dan Bylsma received a two year extension, Evgeni Malkin, star forward of the Pittsburgh Penguins, reached a deal with the organization to keep him around for another 8 seasons.

The deal is 8 years long, and is worth a total of $76 million dollars, adding up to a cap hit of about $9.5 million a year.

The Penguins struggled in the Eastern Conference Finals, but Malkin played tough hockey all series long, and went out and played his heart out every game and did everything he possibly could to get the win for his team, and in the end that’s all you can ask from your players.

Last season, Malkin recieved the Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring. He also received the Hart Trophy for the league’s MVP, and the Ted Lindsay Award, for the NHLPA’s most outstanding player.

Malkin will be 27 next month scored a total of 9 goals and 24 assists to give himself 33 points in 31 games this season.

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