Sidney Crosby

Ever since Wayne Gretzky catapulted his way to the top of hockey history he’s been bestowed the minimalist moniker “The Great One.”

For about as long as Gretzky has owned that nickname, there has always been a contingent of fans eagerly awaiting the next player of his caliber to come to the NHL. Mario Lemieux was once adorned this honor, however he was a contemporary of Gretzky’s and a player deserving his own recognition away from Gretzky’s shadow. Sidney Crosby, a hockey protege from Nova Scotia was soon designated “The Next One” because he was seen as a potential successor to Gretzky in the league.

Crosby, is no stranger to hype. As he was a stellar prospect in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In just two QMJHL seasons, Crosby played 121 games and accrued 120 goals and 183 assists for a total of 303 points. Crosby has been a talent atop his respective age group for as long as he’s been playing and his time in the QMJHL was the same.

Crosby was drafted in 2005, on the heels of the NHL lockout, which led to an especially complicated draft lottery for the right to select the phenom following a year in which no games were played. Ultimately, Crosby ended up on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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