Evgeni Malkin celebrates 36th birthday with extravagant cake

Evgeni Malkin
Photo credit Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) One of the greatest players in Pittsburgh Penguins history might have some high expectations for the near future, and a fun way of displaying his hopes.

Live On-Air
Ask Your Smart Speaker to Play Ninety Three Seven The Fan
93.7 The Fan
Listen Now
Now Playing
Now Playing

Evgeni Malkin turned 36-years-old on July 31 and had a Lion King theme for his birthday party, complete with an extravagant cake.

The cake featured Pride Rock, some of the main Lion King characters, and multiple decorative Stanley Cups.

Something that sticks out, however, is in the count of Cups; Pride Rock is surrounded by three Cups, then Rafiki stands atop hoisting a fourth.

Malkin has won three Stanley Cups with the Penguins over the course of his career, and there are always hopes for another.

But, is the fourth Cup on the cake a subliminal way of saying the Pens are looking for another?

All 32 teams aim for championships year in and year out, but the Penguins have a lot to prove as their stars continue to age.

Regardless of theories, the cake is impressive and a great way for Geno to celebrate his 36th birthday and a new contract.