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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been named the top sports figure in a survey on the most influential people of the year. 

Sidney Crosby
Crosby finished in a seven-way tie for second place overall with 85,835 votes, the eighth-highest total in the survey. asked readers to submit their selections for the magazine’s most influential people of the year, offering more than 200 candidates and having readers rate the individual’s influence on a scale of 1 to 100.  Crosby’s average rating was 76.

Crosby finished the 2006-07 regular season with an NHL-best 120 points and captured the 2006-07 Art Ross Trophy as League scoring champion.  He became the first teenager in major pro team sports history to win a scoring title.  Crosby also helped his team qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2001.  He is a finalist for the Hart Trophy as League MVP and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the most outstanding player as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

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