Penguins Celebrate 8 Years of Crosby
Eight years ago today in Ottawa ON, the Pittsburgh Penguins welcomed a young Sidney Crosby into the fold with the 1st overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
8 years ago today, Sidney Crosby became a Penguin. It's worked out okay, don't you think? http://t.co/W5x1UKAt1b— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 30, 2013
Pushed back due to a lockout that wiped out the entire previous season, this Draft also produced such players as Anze Kopitar, Paul Stastny, Bobby Ryan, James Neal, Keith Yandle, Kris Letang, Tuukka Rask and Carey Price.
While this particular Draft is thought of as one of the best and deepest of all time, there were a few misses in the first round, most notably Gilbert Brule (Columbus), Marek Zagrapan (Buffalo), Sasha Pokulok (Washington), Alex Bourret (Atlanta) and Kenndal McArdle (Florida).
But the biggest prize in the Draft was Sidney Crosby, who has gone on to achieve just about everything at the NHL and International levels. The final pick that year? Patrick Hornqvist to the Predators, who has amassed 163 points in 287 games in Nashville.