PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Evgeni Malkin might need to make some more room in his trophy case because he’s been named as a finalist for another NHL award.
According to the Penguins’ official website, the National Hockey League Players’ Association named Malkin as a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL’s “most outstanding player.”
The other two finalists are Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.
The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas on June 20. He is also a finalist for the Hart Trophy, which is awarded to the player deemed to be the most valuable to his team.
In addition to those two nominations, Malkin has already won the Art Ross Trophy for winning the NHL’s scoring title this season with 109 points (50 goals, 59 assists).
Winning the Art Ross Trophy this season was even more impressive after suffering a season-ending knee injury last year. Malkin also missed seven games in October due to injury.