HOCKEY — 21 June 2012

Evgeni Malkin made out with a hat trick of awards at Wednesday evening’s NHL Awards Show, taking home the Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and the Art Ross Trophy.

Evgeni Malkin‘s emotions  were high as he struggled to explain his emotions before acknowledging it was the best day of his life.

“It’s a special day to me,” said Malkin. “I hope it’s not the last one. I try to work every year and I hope to be here again.”

Malkin has been a runner-up for league MVP twice, finally this year the spotlight was all on Malkin. He as been an elite player in the NHL since he entered the league in 2006, however; it was worth the wait as this was the first time that every major award has gone to a first-time winner.

“I remember six years before, when I come, it was a different life, you know?” said Malkin. “I (didn’t) speak English. First (person) who took care of me, it’s Sergei Gonchar — he’s a great guy, unbelievable player. It’s my best friend here.

Check out Evgeni Malkin receiving each of his three awards:

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