Apr 26, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) at the face-off circle against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period in game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby Takes Hat Trick at NHL Awards Ceremony


Although Sidney Crosby was unable to carry around a Stanley Cup this year, he still was able to garner some hardware.

Sweeping the three most prestigious honors at the NHL Awards, Crosby won the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (most points), and Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player) Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada – per the Pens’ Twitter handle.

For Crosby, this was his second consecutive year winning the Ted Lindsay Award, and third overall. Crosby now has two Art Ross trophies and two Hart Memorial trophies in his resumé.

This is Crosby’s second career hat trick at the NHL Awards. The other time came in 2007, where he won all three.

Crosby garnered the Art Ross by leading the league with 104 points (36G, 68A), which was 17 points ahead of the next player in line, Ryan Getzlaf (87). The Ted Lindsay Award is voted on by the players, which goes to show how highly they thought of his season.

Congratulations go to the captain.


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