Pittsburgh Penguins veteran Sidney Crosby has dominated the league ever since he erupted onto the scene in 2005-06, and it appears the 34-year-old will continue his NHL career for at least a little while longer.

"Three (seasons), for sure - and then we'll see after that," Crosby said Tuesday when asked how much longer he wants to play in the NHL. "I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. Three, definitely."

Crosby has three seasons remaining on a 12-year, $104.4-million contract. Two other members of the Penguins' core - Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang - are pending unrestricted free agents. The three have been teammates since 2006-07.

"We've been fortunate enough to play together for a long time," Crosby said. "There's a lot of belief and trust in one another. ... We understand that it's not something that can happen forever, but hopefully a little bit longer."