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Sidney Crosby

Biography

Superstar NHL middle who was simply drafted first overall with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005. He earned the NHL MVP Prize in 2007 and 2014 and led the Penguins to Stanley Glass Championships in ’09 2009 and 2016, earning the Conn Smythe trophy in 2016. He started skating at age group 3, and utilized capturing pucks at his family’s clothing clothes dryer when he was 2. He was called Penguins’ group captain in 2007 when he was simply 19 years of age. He became the youngest participant to record 200 profession points. He’s the boy of Troy and Trina Crosby. In 2008, he started dating model Kathy Leutner. He and fellow middle Evgeni Malkin mixed to create a dominant unpleasant duo for the Penguins.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sidney Crosby
Salary 10.9 million USD
Date Of Birth August 7, 1987
Place Of Birth Cole Harbour, Canada
Height 1.8 m
Weight 91 kg
Profession Hockey Player
Education Harrison Trimble High School, Astral Drive Junior High School, Shattuck-Saint Mary's
Nationality Canadian
Parents Troy Crosby, Trina Forbes-Crosby
Siblings Taylor Crosby
Awards Conn Smythe Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, Mark Messier Leadership Award, Best NHL Player ESPY Award
Nominations Calder Memorial Trophy, Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Best Championship Performance ESPY Award, Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award, Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
Movies Pond Hockey
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Had an on/off relationship at the beginning of his career with close friend, Christina, before entering the NHL. Crosby mentioned his lifeguard girlfriend in the book, "The Rookie" by Shawna Richer.
2Drafted into the NHL on July 30, 2005.
3Just like Mario Lemieux before him, he has slept with the Stanley Cup.
4Hockey analyst Kelly Hrudey has compared him to Wayne Gretzky, who had a similar reputation as a "whiner" in his youth, and suggested that he has matured, he would mellow out and his reputation would fade.
5Recorded his first six point game (1 goal, 5 assists) on December 13, 2006 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
6Became the youngest player in history to score 100 points in a single season and the seventh rookie to accomplish such a feat.
7In his first season, he became the first rookie to achieve 100 penalty minutes and 100 points in the same year.
8He was only 19 years old when he won the Art Ross Trophy.
9His jersey from his third game was sold for $21,010 in an auction for Hurricane Katrina relief.
10In an online auction, his game worn jersey from the 2007 All Star game sold for $47,520 more than eight times the price of the jersey worn by Brendan Shanahan of the New York Rangers which sold for $5,681.
11On October 8, 2008, he became the youngest recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia.
12His #87 Pittsburgh Penguins jersey was the top seller on the NHL's website from September 2005 to February 2008.
13Declined an invitation to join Team Canada midway through the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany.
14Became alternative captain for Team Canada of the 2010 Winter Olympics on December 30, 2009.
15Selected as an All Star on Janaury 3, 2011 but couldn't play due to injury.
16His 25 game point streak went from November 5, 2010 against the Anaheim Ducks - December 28, 2010 against the New York Islanders. This streak was the 11th best in NHL history.
17His last game before his concussion was January 5, 2011 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
18Scored his 200th goal on November 27, 2010 against the Calgary Flames. He also scored his 201st goal that same night.
19By his second season (2006-2007), he led the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists) to capture the Art Ross Trophy, becoming the youngest player and the only teenager to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.
20Represented Team Canada in two World Junior Championships, winning silver in 2004 and gold in 2005.
21He competed for Team Canada at the 2006 IIHF World Championship and led the tournament in scoring.
22At fourteen, he appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Hockey Day in Canada, and scored 217 regular season and playoff points to lead his Midget AAA team, the Dartmouth Subways, to second place in the Air Canada Cup. He won both the MVP Award and the Top Scorer Award after scoring 18 points in five games. Opposing players became extremely jealous of his talent, and he had to play through their constant attempts to injure him.
23Is the fifth player to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships as a sixteen year old (in 2003). This feat was previously accomplished by Jay Bouwmeester, Jason Spezza, Eric Lindros, and Wayne Gretzky.
24The famous Crosby family dryer he used to practice as a kid is now on display in the Nova Scotia Hockey Hall Of Fame.
25In 2007, he won the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the most valuable player as determined by the NHL Players Association. He is the seventh player in NHL history to have earned all three awards.
26By his third season, he was signed five more years with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $43.5 million until the 2012-2013 season.
27Obtained 300 career points on October 18, 2008. That same day his teammate Evgeni Malkin recorded his 200th career point.
28Has played in two NHL Winter Classic games.
29Has his own clothing line called SC87.
30Lived with Mario Lemieux from 2005-2010.
31His father Troy was drafted 240th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984 but never played at the NHL level.
32In 2007, he was nominated for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.
33Has endorsements with Bell, Reebok, Gatorade and Tim Hortons and Sport Check. On May 29, 2010, he signed the richest endorsement deal in NHL history. He is paid $1.4 million a year for five to seven years.
34Graduated from Harrison Trimble High School, in Moncton, New Brunswick in 2005.
35In time for his first season, an autobiography was issued by Gare Joyce entitled: Sidney Crosby: Taking the Game by Storm.
36When he was fifteen, he transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota.
37He is a Montreal Canadiens fan, just like his father.
38Has missed the 2008, 2009 and 2011 NHL All Star Games due to injury.
39His game winning puck, gloves and stick can be found in the Toronto Hockey Hall Of Fame.
40Admired Steve Yzerman while growing up.
41His rivalry with Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin is considered the biggest rivalry in the NHL as they compete to be leading goal scorer every season.
42He was the youngest player to be named to an All-Star team.
43From age twelve to fifteen he attended Astral Drive Junior High School. He was a straight-A student and, according to the vice-principal, "an amazing role model who was really kind to students in the learning center and to special needs kids.".
44Named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 31, 2007 making him the youngest captain in history of the NHL.
45Scored his first NHL hat-trick on October 28, 2006 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
46Began his rookie season playing alongside Mario Lemieux who later retired during the 2005-2006 season.
47Became alternative captain to the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 16, 2005.
48He scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2005 at Mellon Arena against the Boston Bruins.
49Made his NHL debut on October 5, 2005 against the New Jersey Devils and scored his first assist.
50Due to the labour stoppage in the previous season, the 2005 draft was conducted via a weighted lottery based on each team's playoff appearances and draft lottery victories in the last four years. This lottery system led to the draft being popularly referred to as the Sidney Crosby Lottery or the Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes.
51Has stated that his most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
52In August 2004, Crosby turned down $7.5 million over three years to play for the Hamilton franchise of the World Hockey Association, claiming that he was not ready to leave the junior league yet.
53At thirteen, the Nova Scotia Minor Hockey Council refused to allow him to play Midget hockey, alongside seventeen year olds. His family sued and lost.
54Learned to play hockey at the age of two, learned to skate at the age of three, had his first newspaper interview at the age of seven.
55Tied with Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Rocket Richard Trophy in 2010 with 51 goals apiece. He also took home his first Mark Messier Leadership Award that year.
56Scored the game winning goal aka The Golden Goal in the 2010 Winter Olympics against the United States in overtime.
57Is the youngest captain in the NHL to hoist the Stanley Cup.
58His parents are Troy Crosby and Trina Forbes-Crosby.
59Played for the Cole Harbour Bel Ayr Minor Hockey Association. (CHBA Wings).
60Second-youngest player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP. Crosby received the trophy from six-time winner Gordie Howe. (14 June 2007).
61Has a sister Taylor, whom is 9 years younger
62Played for the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, from 2003-2005.
63He plays centre position.
64His jersey number #87 is due to his birth date (8/7/87).
65#1 overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft by Mario Lemieux's Pittsburgh Penguins. One of his nicknames, "The Next One," is reference to comparisons between himself and Wayne Gretzky, whom has said he expects Crosby to break his records.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Writing on Ice2013Pittsburgh Penguin Player

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016 Stanley Cup Finals2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Penguins Center
2014 NHL Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - nominee
Sochi 2014: XXII Olympic Winter Games2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
NHL Top 10 Rivalries2011VideoHimself
Pittsburgh Penguins Greatest Games DVD Set - Volume 22011Himself
NHL on NBC2011TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Penguins Center
The Price Is Right2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
She's Out of My League2010Himself (uncredited)
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Ice Hockey Player: Canada (2010)
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Sidney Crosby: On the Ice and Beyond2008Video documentaryHimself
Pond Hockey2008DocumentaryHimself
Boys to the Bigs2008Himself
2007 NHL Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Fearless2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Your Morning2017TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Penguins
Rome Is Burning2008-2009TV SeriesHimself

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