Who wore it best: No. 71, Evgeni Malkin

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Welcome to our series on who wore each number best for the Penguins.

The idea is being openly borrowed from our new hockey writer, Cody Tucker, and his project at the Lansing State Journal covering all the uniform numbers worn through Michigan State football history, one that's been well received by their readers and prompted heavy discussion and debate.

Under the organization of Taylor Haase, and following the voting of a big chunk of our staff, we'll publish one new one each day until completion, which should be right around the start of training camp.


Name: Evgeni Malkin
Number: 71
Position: Center
Born: July 31, 1986, in Magnitogorsk, Russia
Season with Penguins: 2006-18
Statistics with Penguins: 784 games, 370 goals, 560 assists in regular season, 158 games, 62 goals, 103 assists in playoffs

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