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Crosby’s Numbers Add Up to Great Season



Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby is the undisputed leader of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On the ice.

Off the ice.

And, not surprisingly, on the stats sheet.

Crosby led the Penguins in a number of offensive categories during the 2023-24 season and, in the process, reached a couple of major milestones.

He joined Wayne Gretzky as the only NHL players to average a point-per-game or better for 19 seasons and became the 14th player in league history to record 1,000 assists.

And when he wasn’t putting up points, Crosby took a league-high 1,872 faceoffs, 223 more than St. Louis center Robert Thomas, who handled the second-most.

Still, Crosby didn’t finish on top of every statistical category for the Pittsburgh Penguins during their just-concluded season. Below is a list of the individuals who did.

(Leaders are limited to players who appeared in a statistically meaningful number of games.)

Goals — Crosby, 42.

Assists — Crosby, 52.

Points — Crosby, 94.

Game-winning goals — Erik Karlsson and Jeff Carter, 4.

Power play goals — Crosby, 10.

Shorthanded goals — Carter, 2.

Overtime goals — Karlsson, 2.

Empty-net goals — Crosby, 7.

Plus-minus rating — Marcus Pettersson, +28.

Penalty minutes — Evgeni Malkin, 70.

Minor penalties — Malkin, 33.

Major penalties — John Ludvig, 5.

10-minute misconducts — Kris Letang and Ludvig, 1 each.

Shots — Crosby, 277.

Shooting percentage — Crosby, 15.1.

Hits — Letang, 137.

Shot blocks — Pettersson, 159.

Faceoff percentage — Carter, 62.5.

Time on ice — Letang, 24:41.

Shorthanded time on ice — Pettersson, 2:40.

Penalties drawn — Malkin, 32.

Giveaways — Karlsson, 71.

Takeaways — Malkin, 90.

Shutouts — Tristan Jarry, 6.

Save percentage — Jarry, .903.

Goals-against average — Jarry, 2.91.