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.
On this day in 2007, Sidney Crosby was named the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The rest is history.