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Sidney Crosby

Born:August 7, 1987Draft:2005 Penguins, #1 Overall
Hometown:Cole Harbour, NSPosition:Centre
Known For:Sid the KidShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed “Sid the Kid” and dubbed “The Next One”, Crosby was selected first overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Crosby is widely regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.

During his two-year major junior career with the Rimouski Océanic, he earned many awards and led his club to the 2005 Memorial Cup final. Océanic and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League retired Crosby’s jersey number 87 in 2019. Crosby debuted in the NHL during the 2005–06 season, recording 102 points and finishing as runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL Rookie of the Year. At 18 years and 253 days, he is the youngest player to date to reach 100 points in an NHL season. By his second season, he led the NHL with 120 points 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. That same season, Crosby won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player (MVP) and the Lester B. Pearson Award for most outstanding player as judged by his peers.

He started the 2007–08 season with the team’s captaincy and subsequently led them to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, where they were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in six games. The Penguins returned to the Finals against Detroit the following year and won in seven games; Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup.

Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Sidney Crosby Statistics

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Achievements

  • Captain of the Penguins (2007-present)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (2006)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Art Ross Trophy (2007, 2014)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (2007, 2014)
  • Ted Lindsay Award (2007, 2013, 2014)
  • Mark Messier Leadership Award (2007, 2010)
  • NHL First All-Star Team (2007, 2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins (2009, 2016, 2017)
  • Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (2010, 2017)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (2010, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy (2016, 2017)
  • NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Accuracy Winner (2017)
  • NHL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (2019)
  • Michel Brière Rookie of the Year Award, Pittsburgh Penguins (2006)
  • Most Valuable Player Award, Pittsburgh Penguins (2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • A.T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Award, Pittsburgh Penguins (2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014)
  • Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Good Guy Award, Pittsburgh Penguins (2006, 2009, 2010)
  • The Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award, Pittsburgh Penguins (2010, 2016, 2017)
  • Players’ Player Award, Pittsburgh Penguins (2018, 2019)
  • World Junior Gold Medal (2005)
  • World Championship Leading Scorer (2006)
  • World Championship Best Forward (2006)
  • World Championship All-Star Team (2006)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (2010, 2014)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (2015)
  • World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal (2016)
  • World Cup of Hockey Leading Scorer (2016)
  • World Cup of Hockey Most Valuable Player (2016)
  • Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year (2006, 2007, 2017)
  • Sporting News, NHL Player of the Year (2007)
  • ESPY Award, NHL Player of the Year (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Lou Marsh Trophy (Canadian athlete of the year) (2007, 2009)
  • Lionel Conacher Award (Canadian male athlete of the year) (2007, 2009, 2010)
  • Order of Nova Scotia (2008)
  • AIF Chairman’s Award for leadership in community and charitable activities (2008)
  • ESPN, Top Ten NHL Players of the Decade (2000–2009) (2009)
  • Sporting News, Top 50 Players in Today’s NHL (Ranked No. 1) (2009)
  • Sporting News, Top Under-25 Athlete (2010)
  • The Sports Network, Hockey’s Top 50 (Ranked No. 1) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • The Hockey News, Saku Koivu Award (Comeback Player) (2013)
  • The Hockey News, Mario Lemieux Award (Best Player) (2013, 2014)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013)
  • The Hockey News, Wayne Gretzky Award (MVP) (2014, 2016)
  • Triple Gold Club (2015)
  • ESPN, Top 20 Athletes 1995–2015 (Ranked No. 20) (2015)
  • Emmy Award, Best Sports One-Time Special (2016)
  • Sporting News, NHL Athlete of the Decade (2010–2020)
  • ESPN, NHL’s All-Decade Awards: MVP (2010–2020)

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