Evgeni Malkin finished 2012 scorching hot with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.
He amassed 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in a mere nine games, while posting a plus-15 rating as well. His efforts captured him the league's top forward award for the month of December. Malkin has been racking up points in large bunches back home, which shouldn't come as a surprise. The NHL's reigning Hart Trophy winner sits second in the KHL point race with 59 after 35 matches.