Penguins’ Sidney Crosby remains relatively young among NHL captains |

Penguins’ Sidney Crosby remains relatively young among NHL captains

Jonathan Bombulie
The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby gets off a back-hand shot past the Hurricanes’ Lucas Wallmark in the third period March 31, 2019 at PPG Paints Arena.

As Sidney Crosby celebrates the 12th anniversary of having a “C” stitched to his Pittsburgh Penguins jersey, he’s the second longest tenured captain in the NHL but nowhere near the oldest.

Crosby was given the captaincy on May 31, 2007, a few months before his 20th birthday, becoming the youngest player in NHL history to earn the honor. The only captain who has held his current position longer is Boston’s Zdeno Chara, who was appointed Oct. 3, 2006.

When it comes to age, however, there are 10 captains older and 14 younger than Crosby, who will turn 32 in August. Six teams do not currently have captains.

Here’s a list of the 10 longest-tenured and oldest captains in the league.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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