Evgeni Malkin, Penguins Agree to 4-Year Contract with $6.1M

The Penguins and veteran forward Evgeni Malkin have agreed to a four-year, $24.4 million deal

that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2025-26 season, the team announced Tuesday.

"Evgeni is a generational talent who will be remembered as one of the greatest players in NHL

history," said general manager Ron Hextall. "His hockey resume and individual accomplishments

history," said general manager Ron Hextall. "His hockey resume and individual accomplishments

The deal comes as no surprise as Malkin offered to take a pay cut of $20 million over three years to remain in Pittsburgh

according to Mark Madden of TribLive. His eight-year, $76 million deal expired after the 2021-22 campaign

he was set to enter free agency on Wednesday had he not reached a deal with the Pens.