Claude Julien is out as coach of the Boston Bruins, the team announced Tuesday.
Crosby has always been known as more of a playmaker than a pure goal-scorer. For his career, he’s had over 1.5 assists to every goal he’s scored.
In the early stages of his fourth NHL season, Crosby hit three round milestones on the same night in a 4-1 Penguins win over the Maple Leafs. He finished the night with a goal and three assists, in the process recording his 100th career goal, 200th assist, and 300th point (Crosby entered the night with a line of 99-99-198). Malkin, Crosby’s linemate that night, also notched four assists, seeing him reach the 200-point plateau for his career.
Crosby’s 100th goal came via a Malkin assist, his 200th point. To eliminate any ownership issues, Crosby had the Penguins training staff cut the keepsake puck in half.
It didn’t take long for Sid the Kid to become Sid the Captain, and when Crosby’s jersey got a ‘C’ stitched on the right breast, he also set a record in the process. At the conclusion of his second season, the Penguins named Crosby their 15th captain in franchise history. After becoming the youngest player in NHL history to to win a scoring title, Crosby became the league’s youngest-ever captain, bestowed the honor at 19 years at 297 days old, edging out Vincent Lecavalier, who was named the Lightning captain at 19 years, 324 days in 2000.
Two players (Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid) have since surpassed Crosby as younger NHL captains.