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Penguins Crosby Ranked No. 37 On's '49 Most Influential Men of 2010'

by Jason Seidling / Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby’s list of awards and accomplishments is incredible for a guy who is still just 23-years-old.

Penguins center Sidney Crosby (right, with 2010 'Rocket' Richard Trophy) was ranked No. 37 on's '49 Most Influental Men of 2010' list.
Art Ross Trophy (NHL scoring leader), Hart Memorial Trophy (NHL MVP), youngest captain to lead his team to a Stanley Cup – and those are but a very small sampling of what Crosby has been able to achieve.

You can add another one to the list because Crosby was ranked No. 37 on’s '49 Most Influential Men of 2010' on Wednesday. It’s the fourth straight year Crosby has earned recognition on AskMen’s list.

“I am honored once again to be a part of this list and thank all the readers at AskMen that voted for me,” Crosby told

Crosby, who was one of eight athletes – and the lone hockey player – to make the list, was selected in large part because of the way he rose to the moment for Team Canada in the gold medal game at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in February.

With his Canadian team locked in an overtime battle with bitter rival Team USA, Crosby secured the gold medal and a 3-2 victory for his country when he beat Ryan Miller with a snap shot from the bottom of the far circle 7:40 minutes into the extra session.

Crosby also had one of his best NHL seasons, earning his first ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy after tying the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos with a league-best and career-high 51 goals. Crosby’s 109 points (51G-58A) placed him second in the overall scoring race behind Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin (112 points).

Among the familiar names Crosby finished ahead of include reigning two-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant (No. 45), acclaimed actor Leonardo DiCaprio (No. 43) and late-night mogul David Letterman (No. 39).

Based upon AskMen’s bio of Crosby, they expect him to continue gracing this list in the coming seasons: “Frankly, we can’t wait to see what he does next.”

Neither can Penguins fans.

Click here to view’s Sidney Crosby profile.

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