The Penguins have just announced Sidney Crosby’s new contract extension: 12 years for $104.4 million. That means The Kid will be with the team until the 2024-25 season.
For Crosby, he is one of the biggest names in the game and could possibly the greatest star of this generation. My only hope is that he can remain healthy from his concussion issues and really bring this sport to light in America. Hockey is on the cusp of getting more and more attention.
But I am always concerned with major contracts in the NHL. After all, it doesn’t always work out. However, Crosby is a totally different kind of talent. A once in a lifetime type of talent. I hope he justifies this extension with years of fantastic play.