Still one of the NHL's elites and a career that will be considered one of the greatest ever once it's all said and done, Crosby has remained one of the greatest ambassadors in the league since his rookie season.
When he first came into the league, Crosby was the head of a rambunctious young Penguins group featuring Ryan Whitney, Ryan Malone, Marc-Andre Fleury, Max Talbot and Colby Armstrong.
As seen in this video below, you can see how upbeat and positive Crosby was, who despite already being one of the game's best players, was just 20-years-old.
Crosby was always that one teammate who just loved to smile and go hard in the drills, even after a gruelling skate or game beforehand. But in the dressing room, he was always down to joke around and have a good time, after taking care of all his responsibilities as team captain. By watching that clip, you can tell the Penguins had a tight-knit group during those mid-to-late 2000s years.
How about that OG swag from Whitney, too?
Crosby, Talbot and Fleury went on to win the cup in the 2008-09 season when they beat the Detroit Red Wings after falling to them the year before