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Crosby Voted Metropolitan Division All-Star Captain

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Penguins' star Sidney Crosby, who leads the NHL this season with 26 goals in just 32 games, was voted by the fans as the captain of the Metropolitan Division for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game.

This year's game, which will once again be a 3-on-3 tournament, will be held on Sunday, January 29 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Crosby was named to his sixth All-Star Game, and he was elected to the game by the fans for the fifth time.

In addition to leading the league in goals, Crosby is currently third in the NHL scoring race with 42 points, just one point behind co-league leaders Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.

Crosby's ascent to the top of the point race has come despite the fact that he missed the first six games of the season due to a concussion. Crosby's 1.31 points per game average thus far this year is tops in the league.

During the month of December, when the Penguins went 12-1-2, Crosby led all NHL players with 11 goals, and his 20 points were second only to Malkin (21).

Crosby had a season-high five-game goal-scoring streak from Dec. 20-28, making him one of just three NHL players to notch a streak of that length this year.

Injuries have limited Crosby to just one career All-Star Game appearance, with that coming in the 2007 contest in Dallas.

Crosby has been elected, but missed games to injury, in 2015, '11, '09 and '08.

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