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Crosby Captures ESPY Award

by Joe Sager / Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby added another trophy to his collection with ESPN’s Best NHL Player ESPY Award.

Crosby joins Mario Lemieux as the only Penguins to win the Best NHL Player ESPY Award since its inception in 1993. Lemieux won it three times (1993, 1994, 1998). 

At age 19 years, eight months, Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s scoring champion with 120 points (36+84) in 79 games. And, Crosby is the youngest scoring champion in any major professional sport. He is the only teenager to win the Art Ross Trophy in league history. The next-youngest was Wayne Gretzky, who won the title at 20 years and 3 months of age at the conclusion of the 1980-81 season.

In addition, Crosby is the second-youngest player to win the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP and youngest to claim the Lester B. Pearson Award as the “most outstanding player” during the regular season as voted by members of the NHLPA.


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