Who is sidney crosby in hockey?
Possibly one of the most beloved and decorated NHL players in modern sporting history, Sidney Crosby, currently the captain and the center of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is best known for being the youngest player ever to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.
Born on August 7, 1987 in Nova Scotia, Canada, Crosby was first taught to skate and play hockey at the age of 3 by his father, Troy Crosby, a former Montreal Canadiens goaltender. His extraordinary talent quickly became apparent, and in 2004, Crosby was invited to play for the Canadian Junior Hockey Team as its only under-18 player.
After going on to become the youngest player in history to score in the World Junior Championships in 2004, Crosby was immediately drafted into the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2005 NHL Entry Draft - often referred to now as the Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes.
By the end of his first NHL season, Crosby's performance had solidified his status as one of North America's strongest players. In 2007, at 19 years old, he was made captain of the Penguins - subsequently becoming the youngest team captain in NHL history - and in 2009, went on to become the youngest captain ever to win the Stanley Cup since 1895. He has since led his team to two more back-to-back Stanley Cup victories, one in 2016 and another in 2017.
In 2015, Crosby took an online history course through Southern New Hampshire University.
It was nine years since I had done anything school-related, he described in an interview with Trib Live. It was a pretty big wakeup call.