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Malkin's rare hat trick - 06-21-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Evgeni Malkin joined a very, very elite group last night

He became the sixth player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy, the Ted Lindsay/Lester P. Pearson Award and the Conn Smythe Award during his career.

The other five are among the best in the sport's history.

Player Hart
Trophy
Ted Lindsay/
Lester B. Pearson Award
Conn
Smythe Trophy
Bobby
Orr
1970, 71, 72 1975 1970, 72
Guy
Lafleur
1977, 78 1976, 77, 78 1977
Wayne
Gretzky
1980, 81, 82, 83,
84, 85, 86, 87, 89
1982, 83,
84, 85, 87
1985, 88
Mario
Lemieux
1988, 93, 96 1986, 88, 93, 96 1991, 92
Mark
Messier
1990, 92 1990, 92 1984
Evgeni
Malkin
2012 2012 2009

Note: The Lindsay/Pearson Award was first awarded in 1972.

(Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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