LAS VEGAS - Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night as the NHL's most valuable player.
The Russian superstar and NHL scoring champion won the Hart for the first time at the NHL awards ceremony at the Wynn Las Vegas casino.
Malkin also collected the Art Ross Trophy as the league's top scorer and the Ted Lindsay Award from his fellow NHLPA members as the NHL's best player.
"It's the best day of my life," Malkin said. "It's very exciting."
Malkin gathered the Hart, Ross, and Lindsay awards next to him after the ceremony.
"I can't believe I'm sitting here, and around me there are three trophies," Malkin said. "It's an unbelievable day for me."