Crosby named finalist for Hart Trophy

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PITTSBURGH —

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been named one of three finalists for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s most valuable player.

Crosby won the award in 2007, and was a finalist in 2010 and 2013.

Joining Sid as finalists are Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux.

The winner will be voted on by select members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Crosby led the Penguins to a Metropolitan Division title and won his second scoring title with 104 points -- his fifth 100-point season of his career.

Should Crosby win, he would join Mario Lemieux as the only players in franchise history to win the award multiple times.

Lemieux won the Hart three times. Evgeni Malkin was the last Penguin to win the award. He did so in 2012.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.