Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby have played together with the Pittsburgh Penguins for their entire careers! Not only are they the two stars of the Penguins, they are two of the top players in the entire NHL today. Together, they have helped transform the Penguins into something of a dynasty and 3 Stanley Cup Championships. When they are off the ice, Crosby and Malkin can both say they go home to their very attractive partners.
Sidney Crosby’s girlfriend is Kathy Leutner, who is believed to be around the same age as Crosby (30). The couple have seldom been spotted in public together, a rarity today, but they have been dating since 2008!! Leutner has modelled for Sports Illustrated and Abercrombie & Fitch, among others. They are not frequently spotted in public together, as Crosby does his best to keep his personal life private. They certainly seem to be going strong!
Evgeni Malkin’s wife is Anna Kasterova, who is also from Russia. Kasterova is a TV personality in Russia, appearing in reality shows and news broadcasts. Kasterova spends a lot of her time in the United States now that she got married to Malkin in 2016. The couple also had their first son together, Nikita Malkin, born May 31 2016 in New York City.
Both Kathy Leutner and Anna Kasterova are attractive, we know that for sure. The big question that remains is which of the partners of the Penguins superstars is more attractive? To help you answer this, we have compiled eight pictures of Crosby’s girlfriend and another eight of Malkin’s wife.
16 Kathy Leutner (CROSBY): WHAT A VIEW
In this first picture of Crosby’s girlfriend Kathy Leutner, we see her donning a blue swimsuit and she appears to be enjoying a well deserved vacation. The Virginia-born beauty looks stunning in this photo. Leutner’s natural beauty shines through in this photo.
Fun Fact: Sidney Crosby was born August 7 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His birthdate can be numerically written 7/7/87, which just so happens to reflect Crosby’s jersey number (#87). Sure, that could just be considered a happy coincidence. However, in the year 2007 (another 7), he signed a contract worth ($8.7 million) a year. That’s just more than a coincidence if you ask me! The numbers 8 and 7 keep popping up in Crosby’s life, so keep that in mind when you want to predict what his next contract will look like!
15 Anna Kasterova (MALKIN): MODELLING
Malkin’s girlfriend, Anna Kasterova, shows off her modelling abilities in this photo. The Russian beauty shows that she can make anything look nice, including an old lounge chair in some barren looking room.
Fun Fact: Evgeni Malkin was born July 31, 1986 in Magnitogorsk, Russia. Malkin started skating when he was three years old, and first started playing in an organized hockey league when he was 5 years old. His father, Vladimir Malkin, had played in a Russian hockey league so Evgeni’s early success and aptitude for hockey was not a real surprise to anyone. It was a surprise that Malkin ended up becoming a world-class athlete because his parents were short. Malkin clearly didn’t get his height from his parents, as the 6 foot 3 centre is still one of the NHL’s top stars.
14 Kathy Leutner (CROSBY): SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
We’ve taken a look at how Kasterova is a model, but Crosby’s girlfriend, Kathy Leutner, has shown off her modelling chops as well! The stunning blonde was chosen as the cover model for an edition of Sports Illustrated magazine a few years ago. She graced the cover with a pink bikini top, surely to the appreciation of the male readers of SI.
Fun Fact: Sidney Crosby first started to play hockey when he was only 2 years old. He played by himself in the basement of his family home, where he would shoot hockey pucks at a net in front of the family’s dryer. Crosby then learned to skate when he was three years old. Many children grow up playing hockey at a young age, but I don’t think many start shooting pucks when they are just 2! No wonder Crosby is so good!
13 Anna Kasterova (MALKIN): CLASSIC SELFIE POSE
By now, everyone has seen the ‘selfie pose’ that is usually accompanied by the dreadful ‘duck face’. Well, here’s Malkin’s girlfriend doing just that. Dressed in ripped overalls and showing off her legs, Kasterova makes the duck face pose look better than most.
Fun Fact: Evgeni Malkin was drafted 2nd overall by Pittsburgh in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, right behind fellow Russian Alexander Ovechkin. It marked the first time in NHL history that two Russian players were selected with the top two picks. While Ovechkin gets all the praise and fame with the Washington Capitals, Malkin has quietly had an equally, if not better, career than Ovechkin to this point. After all, Malkin is playing behind Sidney Crosby, but he does have 3 Stanley Cups!
12 Kathy Leutner (CROSBY): STRIKING A POSE ON THE BEACH
Here we see Kathy Leutner relaxing on the beach, in a very classic modelling pose. She looks to be in peak shape, as she shows off her legs in the photo. Leutner is showing off more skin than she sometimes does, but who are we to complain?
Fun Fact: Crosby always comes across as a very humble, genuine guy in real life. He hasn’t really had many spats with the media or with fans as far as we can tell. According to his vice-principal at Astral Drive Junior High School, Crosby was “…an amazing role model, who was really kind to students in the learning center and to special needs kids.”. Those are always refreshing words to hear about Crosby, especially since he still seems to be that same guy today!
11 Anna Kasterova (MALKIN): ENJOYING THE MIAMI SUN
In this Instagram photo, Kasterova seems to be enjoying the hot Miami weather as the brunette beauty ventures outside to soak in the sun. Before doing so, she shares an up close selfie of herself with her thousands of followers.
Fun Fact: Though Malkin was drafted, he signed a ‘compromise deal’ so he would continue playing with his Russian team for another year. He legally backed out after signing the deal because he claimed, “immense psychological pressure” imposed on him by his Russian team. This allowed him to sign with the Penguins in September 2006. Undeterred, his former Russian team filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NHL and the Penguins for conspiring to not allow Malkin to play out his contract in Russia. The lawsuit was unsuccessful, and all appeals were denied, ensuring Malkin would be able to continue his NHL season.
10 Kathy Leutner (CROSBY): IN THE WATER
Many models seem to pose in or around water, for some reason. Perhaps is because they get to show off their incredible figures. Much to the chagrin of Sidney Crosby, Leutner did just that. Leutner shows off her impressive physique and endearing smile in this photo.
Fun Fact: In 2004, the World Hockey Association was formed to attempt to rival the NHL. In its entry draft, Crosby was chosen with the first overall selection and was offered a 3-year/ $7.5 million deal. Crosby wisely declined the offer, because he wanted to play in the NHL instead. It was a no-brainer, as there was no way the WHA would've been able to match Crosby's eventual salary demands. The WHA ultimately folded due to several organizational and financial issues.
9 Anna Kasterova (MALKIN): IN THE POOL
So this is how Kasterova celebrates a new NHL season, as she mentions in her caption! Looking lovely in her one-piece bathing suit, Kasterova seems to be enjoying her time spent in their pool in Miami. As a side note, though many of her posts are written in Russian, it seems that Kasterova has also started to pick up some English!
Fun Fact: Now, it may have been obvious that Evgeni Malkin couldn’t speak English when he came to the NHL from Russia. However, Malkin actually first learned English from a 5 year old child! While he was staying with Penguins teammate Sergei Gonchar, he listened to Gonchar and his daughter converse in English. With their help, he eventually became able to give short, simple interviews in English.
8 KATHY LEUTNER (CROSBY): FITNESS MAGAZINE COVER GIRL
Crosby’s model girlfriend graced the cover of Fitness magazine in March 2012, and we can see why! Leutner shows off her incredible bikini body and that she is in just as good shape as her boyfriend is. We can only wonder what was going through Crosby’s head when he saw her pose in this photo!
Fun Fact: Sidney Crosby lived with Mario Lemieux and his family in Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2010. This overlapped with the time Crosby and Lemieux were teammates in Pittsburgh, before Lemieux retired due to health-related issues. In 2010, Crosby moved into his own home in the same area – not too far away from the Lemieux family. Crosby remains in close contact with Lemieux, who is now co-owner of the Penguins.
7 ANNA KASTEROVA (MALKIN): POSING ON TOP OF A SPORTS CAR
Malkin’s stunning wife, Anna Kasterova, looks stunning as she strikes a pose atop a sports car. She looks very fashionable in this picture, with her red top and bold red heels. Malkin is a very lucky man!
Fun Fact: There have been many successful Russian hockey players in the NHL throughout the league’s history. However, the somewhat underrated Malkin has set a couple records in the NHL that no other Russian has yet to accomplish. In 2009, Malkin became the first Russian-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. He also holds the longest point streak by a Russian player in the NHL with 15 games, a feat he accomplished twice. If that weren’t enough, Malkin also was the first Russian player ever to lead both the NHL and the IIHF World Championships in scoring in the same season, when he accomplished it in 2011-2012.
6 KATHY LEUTNER (MALKIN): ON THE RED CARPET
Here we see Kathy Leutner striking a classic model pose, with her hand on her waist as she smiles towards the camera. Leutner looks stunning in her orange dress as she walks the red carpet, presumably for her Sports Illustrated cover photo as we saw earlier. Though she is wearing more clothes here, her beauty still shines through.
Fun Fact: Sidney Crosby was named to Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It was an obviously logical decision, and the team’s best player did not disappoint. In the gold medal game against the United States, Crosby scored the game-winning goal 7 minutes into overtime. The famous goal secured the gold medal for Team Canada and was referred to as the “Golden Goal”. Many sports outlets in Canada refer to it as “Canada’s most iconic sports moment.”
5 ANNA KASTEROVA (MALKIN): RELAXING AT THE BEACH
There’s nothing quite like spending a day relaxing at the beach, soaking up the sun. Kasterova doesn’t look like she’s dressed for a swim in the lake in this photo – with a jacket on for some reason. We’ll give her a pass on this one because she looks like she’s dressed to impress!
Fun Fact: Evgeni Malkin is against smoking cigarettes. In a 2011 interview, Makin revealed that he has never smoked a cigarette in his life and has no plans to do so. Moreover, he said that he finds cigarette smoking to be very unattractive and that he would never date a girl who smoked cigarettes. We’re guessing that Anna Kasterova meets this criterion.
4 KATHY LEUTNER (CROSBY): THROWBACK PHOTO
This is an old throwback photo of Kathy Leutner and Sidney Crosby. The two look quite young in this photo, but they do seem to be happy together! Leutner’s appearance has changed since this photo was taken a few years back, but she obviously caught Crosby’s eye for a reason.
Fun Fact: Sidney Crosby was unsurprisingly named captain for Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament. After winning the championship with Team Canada, Crosby was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. In doing so, he became only the third player to ever win the Conn Smythe, Hart Memorial Trophy, and World Cup MVP. The other two players? Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky – pretty good company if you ask me.
3 ANNA KASTEROVA (MALKIN): EARLY MORNING BEAUTY
Let’s be honest here, nobody looks their very best when they wake up. While we aren’t sure how long after waking up this Kasterova took this photo, it does seem like it was an early morning photo. Even without all the makeup and glam, Kasterova’s beauty still radiates.
Fun Fact: Evgeni Malkin owns a restaurant in Russia that was designed to resemble the inside of a prison. It is complete with typical prison doors that can be chained and tables that resemble those found in a prison. Malkin admits that he is not entirely sure why he chose this particular design. He said that when he was 20, he and some of his friends fantasized about owning a restaurant and thought up the idea. Interesting idea, though I’m not sure how many people in North America would want to pay to eat in a prison environment.
2 KATHY LEUTNER (CROSBY): MORE FUN IN THE SAND
In another beach shot from Kathy Leutner, we see her sitting on a mound of sand as she stares seductively into the camera. This is yet another nice modelling photo of Leutner, who looks lovely in her blue bikini.
Fun Fact: Sidney Crosby has pretty much won all the awards he is able to win in the NHL. So it made perfect sense when he won an Emmy Award for his role in the documentary “There’s no Place like Home with Sidney Crosby”. The program, produced by the Pittsburgh Penguins, had won an Emmy in the “sports program/one-time special” category. Unlike many other active NHL players, Crosby can now add an Emmy award to his impressive trophy collection.
1 ANNA KASTEROVA (MALKIN): MORE MODELLING
Anna Kasterova is simply stunning in this professional modeling shot! This portrait really emphasizes the beauty of Malkin’s girlfriend. The Russian beauty stares seductively into the camera, as she shows off her figure in the navy-blue jacket.
Fun Fact: Evgeni Malkin accomplished an impressive feat in January 2012. In the third period of a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Malkin recorded a natural hat trick. Amazingly, he did this with two unassisted goals! In doing so, Malkin became the fourth Penguins player to record two natural hat tricks (Lemieux had 4, Lowell MacDonald and Jaromir Jagr each had 2). Moreover, Malkin is the only player in Penguins’ history to complete an entire natural hat trick in the third period (having accomplished it twice).