Pittsburgh Coach Sullivan Recognizes Malkin as One of the Best Players of His Generation
MOSCOW, November 20 – RIA Novosti. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan is 1,000 in the regular championships of the National Hockey League (NHL). He praised the achievements of Russian forward Evgeni Malkin, who was preparing to play the match.
Malkin will play his 1000th game of the regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 21.
“Gino is a very competitive athlete. His competitive spirit can sometimes be overlooked a bit, but he is a generational talent in his own right. He helped the club win the Stanley Cups. The fact that he’s approaching 1,000 – the sign of the game is his dedication to the game, his passion for the sport, his hard work. And it’s a reflection of his top talent, he’s an elite player.” quotes Sullivan official league website.
Malkin is a three-time Stanley Cup winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009, 2016, 2017), where he spent his entire career overseas. He scored 1165 points (451 + 714) in 999 games during the regular season.
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