Pittsburgh Penguins: A Look Back at 2014

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1. Crosby wins big at NHL awards

Jun 24, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Pittsburg Penguins captain Sidney Crosby holds the Hart Trophy while posing with the

Ted Lindsay

Award and the

Art Ross

Trophy after winning the three titles during the 2014 NHL Awards ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The end of last season saw Sidney Crosby‘s comeback from years of injury woes finally reach fruition as the Pens captain headlined the NHL awards, winning the Art Ross Trophy (scoring title), the Hart Memorial Trophy (most valuable player), and Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player, as voted by peers).

Crosby’s 2013-14 campaign saw him top 100 points for the first time in four seasons (after recording over 100 points in four of his first five seasons), putting an exclamation mark on his return to the position of world’s best player.

After dealing with concussion issues that looked at times as if they could have ended Crosby’s career for good, the captain’s return to the podium at the end of last season proved without a doubt that he is back and ready to claim his second Stanley Cup.