Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Along with his ability on the ice, Crosby has shown amazing perseverance in his career to this point. He has missed parts of the last 2 seasons with severe concussion issues, and was able to come back this season seemingly better then before. His performance this season is a perfect example of a player showing his dedication to the sport of hockey. Crosby got himself off to an amazing start to the 2012-13 season, and was able to hold onto the scoring lead despite missing the final month with a badly broken jaw. He also posted a career best +26 rating, and is nominated for the Ted Lindsay and Hart Memorial Trophy.