Even though the Pittsburgh Penguins season ended in disappointment, Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby put together one fine regular season.
On Tuesday he was honored for that.
He led the NHL with 104 points (36 g, 68 a), earning him his second Art Ross Trophy of his career. Crosby also became the second Penguins player in history to be named MVP more than once (Mario Lemieux three times) when he won his second Hart Trophy. Crosby also took home his third Ted Lindsay award; MVP as voted by his peers.
Crosby scored in 60 of his 80 games, never going more than two games without a point for the Metropolitan Division champion Penguins, winning the leagues scoring title by a large margin.
It’s also been seven years since Crosby last won a Hart Trophy as he made it through an entire season injury free since 2010. He easily beat out Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux, receiving 128 of the 137 first-place votes from a panel of hockey writers. Getzlaf finished second in the voting.
It was also the second consecutive season that Crosby took home the Ted Lindsay award.
Throw in a Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympics and it was quite the year for Crosby.
Other notable awards went to the following:
Norris Trophy (best defenseman): Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)
Calder (rookie of the year): Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)
Vezina (best goaltender): Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins)
Selke (best defensive forward): Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)