Sidney Crosby plans to talk contract extension with Penguins

With one season left on his 12-year, $104.4 million contract, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby said he plans to approach the team in the offseason about a contract extension.

Crosby, who turns 37 on Aug. 7, has played 19 seasons with the Penguins after they selected him No. 1 overall in the 2005 draft.

"Obviously, I'm going to talk to [general manager Kyle Dubas] and have a conversation with him," the two-time Hart Trophy winner and eight-time All-Star told reporters Thursday. "We'll see. I think it's just something that I'll have conversations with him about."

Dubas indicated he wants to reach a deal with Crosby.

"I think he should finish his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins," Dubas said Friday. "How long that is? I'm not going to put any limits on Sidney Crosby. He's capable of great things and is still performing at an extraordinarily high level."

Crosby, who posted 94 points (42 goals, 52 assists) in 82 games this season, sparked the Penguins' late playoff push that came up just short. The future Hall of Famer shows no signs of slowing down, as he tied Wayne Gretzky with his 19th season of averaging a point per game.

"It's disappointing, especially with the way we finished the year. We were playing good hockey," Crosby said. "You look, when you miss by a margin that we've had the last couple years, there's so many games that you look at plays and things you want to redo. It's a fine line. Unfortunately, we've been on the wrong side of that the last couple years."

Under Crosby's leadership, the Penguins have won three Stanley Cups (2009, 2016, 2017) while he's compiled 1,596 points (592 goals, 1,004 assists) in 1,272 games. Only Mario Lemieux (1,723) has more points in Penguins history.

Among the many other accolades of his legendary career, Crosby has won both the Rocket Richard Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy twice. He also has been the Ted Lindsay Award recipient three times and played in six All-Star Games.

The Associated Press and Field Level Media contributed to this report.