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Sidney Crosby Named to NHL's Second All-Star Team

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby was named the center on the NHL's Second All-Star Team at the 2019 NHL Awards Show on Wednesday night.

Crosby ranked third among centers this season with 100 points (35G-65A) in 79 games. Crosby finished the season inside the top-five in NHL scoring for the ninth time in his career. Only Gordie Howe (20 times) and Wayne Gretzky (16 times) have accomplished that more often in NHL history. Crosby is tied for third on that list with Mario Lemieux, Maurice Richard, Andy Bathgate and Stan Mikita.

The 31-year old led his team in assists and points, and ranked second in goals behind only his linemate Jake Guentzel (40). Crosby's ninth 30-goal season and sixth 60-assist campaign of his career helped the Penguins finish third in the Metropolitan Division.

This is the fourth time Crosby has been named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team, having previously been selected in 2017, 2015 and 2010. He is also a four-time First-Team All-Star (2007, 2013, 2014, 2016).

This is Crosby's sixth selection to a postseason All-Star Team in the last seven seasons and eighth selection of his career (4 First-Team; 4 Second-Team). His eight selections are the most among active centers and second-most among active players, behind only Alex Ovechkin (12). Crosby's eight selections also rank second in Penguins history behind Lemieux's nine (5 First-Team; 4 Second-Team).

Over the past 13 seasons, Crosby or teammate Evgeni Malkin have represented the Penguins as the center on either the First or Second All-Star Team 11 times:

2019 Sidney Crosby 2nd
2018 None  
2017 Sidney Crosby 2nd
2016 Sidney Crosby 1st
2015 Sidney Crosby 2nd
2014 Sidney Crosby 1st
2013 Sidney Crosby 1st
2012 Evgeni Malkin 1st
2011 None  
2010 Sidney Crosby 2nd
2009 Evgeni Malkin 1st
2008 Evgeni Malkin 1st
2007 Sidney Crosby 1st
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