Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby
will play his 250th career NHL regular season game tonight when the Penguins take on the Boston Bruins at Mellon Arena.
The 21-year-old Crosby ranks among the top scorers in NHL history at this juncture of his career, with 343 points through 249 games. If he scores two points tonight, he will tie New York Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy for the fifth-highest total in NHL history after 250 games.
The top all-time scorers through 250 games, as compiled by the Elias Sports Bureau:
|Wayne Gretzky ||537 |
|Mario Lemieux ||423 |
|Peter Stastny ||403 |
|Eric Lindros ||360 |
|Mike Bossy ||345 |
|SIDNEY CROSBY (total through 249 games) ||343 |
Crosby became the youngest NHL player to score 100 points as an 18-year-old rookie in 2005-06. He became the youngest NHL scoring champion as a 19-year-old in 2006-07.