Evgeni Malkin voted top player by peers
The NHL scoring champion received the award Wednesday night at the league's postseason awards ceremony.
Malkin had 50 goals and 59 assists, easily winning the NHL scoring title by 12 points over Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos, his fellow Lindsay Award nominee. Malkin's list of accomplishments included four five-point games.
The Lindsay Award winner is chosen by an NHLPA vote.
Malkin also beat out New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. All three stars also are nominated for the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP.
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