12. Sidney Crosby
Achievements as a Teen: At 18 years of age Sid the Kid burst onto the NHL scene with the Pittsburgh Penguins. A successful rookie campaign saw him gather 102 points, best for sixth in the league overall. In his second season he led the NHL with 120 points and became the youngest player, and only teenager, to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league. That same season Crosby took home the Hart Memorial Trophy, given to the NHL MVP. So much for a sophomore slump.
Career Recap: Crosby has racked up numerous honors and accolades in his young career. He won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy, given to the leading scorer, in 2007. He took home MVP honors that year and was named the Sporting News NHL player of the year in 2007 as well. He achieved the ultimate when he hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2009 with the Pens, and he even has an Olympic gold medal to his name with Canada from the 2010 Winter Games. The Pens currently sit atop the Eastern Conference and are set to make a deep run in the playoffs.