Sidney Crosby
Now that Sidney Crosby is 35, should he be considered as a top 5 NHL player of all-time? Gretzky, Orr, Lemieux, Howe are in the list.

I guess Sid “the kid” Crosby is not a kid anymore, but with him turning 35 and in his twilight years, where would you rank him on the all-time list of greatest NHL players?

For years, the debate has been is Wayne Gretzky #1 or is it Bobby Orr?

There are many players that could be debated into the top 5 list of NHL greatest players. Mike Bossy had an incredible career until back issues derailed his career. Bossy put up an astounding 1126 points in 9 seasons.

Jaromir Jagr is another player that could be in the top 5. He sits second on the all-time points list with 1921 points in 1733 games played. A two-time Stanley Cup champion and won the Art Ross Trophy five times.

Some might argue that Maurice Richard should be in the top five. He was this best player of his generation but who does he surpass in the top 5 list below?

NHL fans of goaltenders might argue that Dominik Hasek, Patrick Roy or Martin Brodeur should be in the top 5 greatest players of all-time.

Sidney Crosby Career Stats

2005-06Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL813963102110-1
2006-07Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL7936841206010
2007-08Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL532448723918
2008-09Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL773370103763
2009-10Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL8151581097115
2010-11Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL413234663120
2011-12Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL22829371415
2012-13Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL361541561626
2013-14Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL8036681044618
2014-15Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL77285684475
2015-16Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL803649854219
2016-17Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL754445892417
2017-18Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL82296089460
2018-19Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL7935651003618
2019-20Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL4116314715-8
2020-21Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL55243862268
2021-22Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL693153843219
NHL Totals11085178921409731

Our list of greatest NHL players of all-time

  1. Wayne Gretzky
  2. Bobby Orr
  3. Mario Lemieux
  4. Gordie Howe
  5. Sidney Crosby


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