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Sidney Crosby Gives Penguins 15th NHL Scoring Title in 26 Seasons

Sunday, 04.13.2014 / 11:43 PM / News
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Sidney Crosby Gives Penguins 15th NHL Scoring Title in 26 Seasons
Sidney Crosby Gives Penguins 15th NHL Scoring Title in 26 Seasons

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer – giving the Penguins 15 NHL scoring titles in the past 26 seasons.

Four players have combined for the Penguins’ 15 titles – Mario Lemieux (six), Jaromir Jagr (five), Evgeni Malkin (two) and Crosby (two).

The 15 Art Ross Trophies are the most by any team since the Trophy’s inception in 1948 – an achievement made more impressive by the fact that the Penguins weren’t even in the league for the first 20 years of the competition. The Penguins entered the NHL in the expansion of 1967. Montreal is second overall with nine Art Ross Trophies since 1948.

Crosby, 26, led the NHL with 104 points this season, 17 more than second-place Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks. Crosby’s margin of victory was the largest since then-Penguins forward Jaromir Jagr beat Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne by 20 points in 1998-99.

This was Crosby’s first scoring title since he posted a career-high 120 points in 2006-07.

Lemieux won in 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997. Jagr won in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Malkin won in 2009 and 2012.

The NHL has crowned an individual scoring champion since 1918 but did not start awarding the Art Ross Trophy until 30 years later. Montreal (with a 50-year head start) is the all-time leader with 16 scoring titles. The Penguins are second with 15, followed by Boston and Chicago with 11 each.

NHL Scoring champions over the previous 26 seasons

Pittsburgh – 15

Los Angeles – 3

Tampa Bay – 2

Vancouver – 2

Calgary – 1

Colorado – 1

San Jose – 1

Washington – 1

NHL scoring champions since the 1967-68 expansion (46 total)

Pittsburgh – 15

Boston – 7

Edmonton – 7

Los Angeles – 4

Montreal – 3

Tampa Bay – 2

Vancouver – 2

Calgary – 1

Chicago -- 1

Colorado – 1

NY Islanders – 1

San Jose – 1

Washington – 1

All-Time Art Ross Trophy winners (since 1948 – 66 total)

(Please note that the Penguins were not in the league for the first 20 years that the Trophy was awarded)

Pittsburgh – 15

Montreal – 9

Chicago – 8

Boston – 7

Detroit – 7

Edmonton – 7

Los Angeles – 4

Tampa Bay – 2

Vancouver – 2

Calgary – 1

Colorado – 1

NY Islanders – 1

San Jose – 1

Washington – 1

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