The Three Youngest Players To Be Named Captain In NHL History

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Sidney Crosby captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 31, 2007 at just 19 years and 297 days old. When looking at the youngest players in league history we have to take days into account, there is only about a month of age difference between Crosby and the number one youngest captain.

Crosby has led the Pittsburgh Penguins to four Stanley Cup Finals and has won the Stanley Cup three times, 2009, 2016 and 2017. He has played over 1000 games in the NHL and has scored 550 goals in his career.

The Penguins franchise changed forever when they drafted Crosby first overall in 2005, he was a no brainer to be named captain of the team, and he is not done yet with maybe anotherpotential run at the Stanley Cup set to come this season.