Lets rewind for a moment back to my entry of October 6th, 2003 in which I stated the following about Sydney Crosby.
Sidney Crosby. Are you familiar with that name? You will be.
Sidney Crosby of the Rimouski Oceanic is the CHL Player of the Week. Crosby scored five goals and added four assists for nine points in four games last week. This 16-year-old native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia is being touted as "The Next One". Wayne Gretzky himself has stated that Crosby was the best player he'd seen since Mario Lemieux. Not eligible for the NHL entry draft until 2005, the legend of Sidney Crosby is already approaching epic proportions.
Crosby has just completed his first season in the QMJHL. Lets see how he did, shall we?
In three games during the final week, Crosby scored three goals and added eight assists for a total of 11 points, but those achievements were overshadowed by two greater accomplishments for the record books. In a 7-2 win against the Lewiston MAINEiacs, Crosby scored one goal and four assists for a total of five points. At the end of the game, Crosby totalled 129 points and beat the 125-point record held since 1973-1974 by a 16 year old player, Normand Dupont. In a 4-3 win against the Cape-Breton Screaming Eagles, Crosby got two assists and equalled the 79 assist record held since 1977-1978 by a 16 year old player, Denis Savard (Junior de Montreal). In the final regular season game against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Crosby tallied two goals and two helpers to eclipse Savard's assists record. Crosby ended his first season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 54 goals, 81 assists and 135 points in 59 games to win the regular season scoring title.
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