This white air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Evgeni Malkin during the 2008-09 Stanley Cup winning season. Malkin was the 2nd overall selection in the 2004 NHL entry draft by Pittsburgh. He joined the Penguins and began his NHL career in style winning the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 2006-07. During his 2nd season, Evgeni scored 47 goals and 106 points finishing 2nd to Alex Ovechkin for the NHL scoring title. He was named a finalist for the Hart and Pearson Trophies for his sophomore season's work. His impressive skill set helped the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals that year where they fell at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings.
2008-09 would be different. Malkin would overtake Ovechkin and win the scoring title while wearing this very sweater in 2008-09, thus capturing the Art Ross Trophy. His phenomenal work wasn’t complete. He would continue his torrid scoring through the playoffs and helped lead the Penguins to the Stanley Cup title while being named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP with an amazing 36 point outburst in 24 games. Evgeni became the first ever Russian born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy!
This spectacular 1st set gamer was worn during Malkin’s Art Ross and Stanley Cup winning season. Game wear consists of stick marks, board burns, washed out bloodstains, inner pilling and team-sewn repairwork. Shown above are photo matches of Evgeni wearing this exact jersey during game action. Sewn to the inside hem is the official Pittsburgh Penguins game worn jersey tagging. An award winning gamer that could prove very smart to put away in your long term collection. Awesome! This jersey will be accompanied by a Penguins team letter.