Olympic Athletes from Russia
Evgeni Malkin – Geno is score. One of the faces of Russian hockey, Malkin is a shoo-in for Team Russia, and rightfully so.
Since 2013 -2014 (the last Olympics), Malkin has registered 1.09 points per game. That’s ranked first among all Russian players in the NHL.
Malkin played at his first Olympic games in 2006 at the ripe old age of 20. Since then he has represented Mother Russia at several World Championships, winning gold medals in 2012 and 2014. He has previously played on lines with Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuck, forming one of the most lethal lines in international play.
(Note: Russia was barred from sending athletes to the 2018 Olympics, so Malkin would have to play under a ‘neutral flag’ if he were to attend).