Penguins’ Center Depth Showing Signs of Sustainable Strength

Crosby, who had 62 points (24 goals, 38 assists) in 55 games this season, joined Wayne Gretzky (first 19 seasons) as the only players to average at least a point per game in their first 16 NHL seasons. Crosby has developed into a more defensive-minded center with a strong forecheck. Also, one of the best facilitators in the league, Crosby helped linemates Jake Guentzel (23 goals) and Bryan Rust (22) combine for 55 goals this season.