Crosby to become youngest captain in NHL
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby will become the youngest captain in NHL history tomorrow.
The team will announce his appointment during a press conference at Mellon Arena.
Crosby has served as an alternate captain for most of his two seasons here. He shared those duties with Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar and, before he severed ties to the team, John LeClair during the past season.
Crosby, who will not turn 20 until Aug. 8, became the youngest scoring champion in league history in 2006-07, when he put up 120 points. He will succeed Vincent Lecavalier of Tampa Bay as the youngest player to become a captain.
Neither Crosby nor team officials could be reached for comment, but moving him into the captaincy for 2007-08 is an idea that has received almost universal support, inside and outside the organization, for many months.
The Penguins have not had a captain since a heart ailment forced Mario Lemieux to retire during the 2005-06 season.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
First Published May 30, 2007 5:26 pm