Evgeni Malkin is not yet negotiating a new contract with the National Hockey League (NHL) club Pittsburgh, but he would not mind extending the agreement.
“I have not yet had a conversation with management about a new contract,” said 34-year-old Malkin. – Maybe it will happen after the new season when I have the last year and it will be possible to negotiate. And the remaining two years is a decent period, you have to play, and then how will it turn out. “
“I don’t know where this rumour came from (that a hockey player could sign a three-year contract with the club). However, if the management of “Pittsburgh” really plans to do this, it will be great, ” he added.
Malkin has played for Pittsburgh since 2006, having played 907 games in the NHL regular championship, in which he scored 1,076 points (416 goals + 660 assists). Together with Pittsburgh, the forward won the Stanley Cup three times (2009, 2016, 2017). The Russian played in 55 matches last season and scored 74 (25 + 49) points, becoming the team’s most productive player.