For the second straight season, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was voted as the Most Outstanding Player in the National Hockey League. Members of the NHLPA vote annually for the Ted Lindsay Award, and Crosby received the award Tuesday night at the NHL Awards ceremony.
To bring home the honor, Crosby edged out Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers.
It is the third time in Crosby’s career that he has been named the winner of the award.
As a three-time winner of the league’s Most Outstanding Player award, Crosby is among royalty. Only NHL legends Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky have more. During their careers, Lemieux won the Lindsay Award four times, while Gretzky earned the honor on five occasions.
After winning the award, Crosby thanked his teammates for being a large part of his success.
“To my teammates, a big part of this goes to you guys,” Crosby said.