Crosby finishes 2016 with NHL-best 100 points in 76 games

Sidney Crosby remains the best player in hockey for yet another year.

The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstar center finished 2016 with 53 goals and 47 assists for a tidy total of 100 points in 76 regular season games, leading all players in scoring over the course of the past 12 months.

This despite being held without a point in Saturday's overtime win over Montreal.

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The 100 points puts him 13 clear of second-place Patrick Kane, who needed 82 games to record 87 points (34 goals, 53 assists).

Crosby's 53 goals were also the most scored by any player in 2016, with Alex Ovechkin finishing second with 46.

He also contributed six goals and 13 assists in 24 playoff games en route to a Stanley Cup championship and Conn Smythe Trophy as the poststeason's most valuable player.

So far this season, he leads all players with 1.35 points per game, and appears set to square off with Connor McDavid and teammate Evgeni Malkin in the race for the Art Ross Trophy.

McDavid recently conceded Crosby is the greatest player in the world, and there's no reason to believe otherwise as 2017 begins.

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