Jun 24, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Pittsburg Penguins captain Sidney Crosby poses with Ted Lindsay Award, the Art Ross Trophy, and the Hart Trophy after winning all three titles during the 2014 NHL Awards ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby Wins ESPY For Best NHL Player

Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby has reportedly won the ESPY for Best NHL Player, according to the team’s Twitter handle.

Crosby beat out Blackhawks’ captain Jonathan Toews, Ducks’ center Ryan Getzlaf, Kings’ forward Anze Kopitar and Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for the award.

Winning the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (leading scorer), and Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player), Crosby dominated the field when it came to honors this past season.

Leading the league with 104 points (36G, 68A) and playing his first full season in quite a while, Crosby is expected to improve on those numbers next season, as he won’t have the Olympics interfering this time around. So, it’s extremely likely Crosby will repeat these accolade achievements.

Yet, I’m sure the captain would much rather be lifting Lord Stanley’s chalice rather than receiving these awards.

Crosby was also up for the Best Comeback Athlete ESPY, but Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took home that award.

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