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Sidney Crosby Bio And Facts

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Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby was born August 7th, 1987, in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crosby grew up around the game of hockey as his father, Troy Crosby, was a goaltender for the Montreal Canadians. Crosby was also raised by his mother, Trina Forbes-Crosby. Crosby learned how to skate at the age of 3 and by the time he was 7 years old, it was already obvious that he was something special. After a successful run at Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school, Crosby was the number 1 overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft.

Crosby has not looked back since as he has become one of the most accomplished players in NHL history. Crosby is the youngest player to win a league MVP, youngest player to be named a captain and the youngest player to win the Art Ross trophy as the league's scoring champion, earning him the nickname "Sid the Kid."

  • Birthdate: August 7, 1987 (07-08-1987)
  • Education: Shattuck-St. Mary's School
  • Net Worth: $55 million
  • Occupation: Professional Hockey Player
  • Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
  • Weight: 195 lbs (88.45 kg)
  • Position: Center
  • Years Active: 15
  • Career Wins: 667 games
  • Career Losses: 363 games
  • Nicknames: Sid the Kid
  • Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Ice Hockey Career

Crosby began skating when he was just 3 years old as he was raised by his father, Troy Crosby, who was a goaltender for the Montreal Canadians. Crosby began playing hockey at the age of 5 and by the time he was 7 years old, he stood out and it was clear that he was something special. At the age of 10, he scored 159 goals in just 55 games for his hometown youth club. After continued success at Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school, Crosby was selected number 1 overall in the 2005 NHL draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Since then, Crosby has become one of the best players of all time. In fact, since drafting Crosby in 2005, the Penguins have only had 1 losing season. Crosby has 1263 points in 984 career games played. Of those 1263 points, he has 462 goals and 801 assists. Crosby is also a 3-time NHL Champion.

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Titles and Awards

Sidney Crosby is one of the most accomplished NHL players of all time. Since being drafted 1st overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 5, Crosby has been one of the most dominant players in the NHL. Crosby is a 3 time Stanley Cup champion, winning in 2009, 2016, and 2017. Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy in the championship years of 2016 and 2017. The Conn Smythe Trophy is an award that is given to the most valuable player during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Crosby has also won the Hart Memorial Trophy twice in 2007 and 2014. The Hart Memorial Trophy is a trophy that is awarded to the most valuable player of the NHL regular season. In addition, Crosby has won the Art Ross Trophy twice, the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award once, the Maurice Richard Trophy twice, and the Ted Lindsay Award three times.

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Personal Life

Sidney Crosby was born on August 7th 1987in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crosby was raised by his father, Troy Crosby, and his mother, Trina-Forbes Crosby, and alongside his sister, Taylor Crosby. Crosby comes from a hockey family as his father was a goaltender for the Montreal Canadians and his sister is also a goaltender.

Crosby rarely discusses his personal life which is evident by his lack of presence on social media. Crosby does not have any personal accounts on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, however he is very involved with his charity, The Sidney Crosby Foundation, which has a strong presence on social media. Crosby's charity, The Sidney Crosby Foundation, works to help disadvantaged children. In addition to his charity, in 2015 Crosby opened up The Sidney Crosby Hockey School, in his hometown of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Fun Facts

  • Sidney Crosby's full name is Sidney Patrick Crosby and when he attended school, he was a straight "A" student.
  • When Sidney Crosby was selected number 1 overall by the Penguins 2005, he actually lived with NHL legend Mario Lemuix and his family in Pittsburgh for 5 years before he purchased his own house.
  • Sidney Crosby is often referred to as "Sid the Kid" because of how successful he was in the NHL at such a young age. In fact, when Crosby was named captain in just his second season with the Penguins and at the age of 19, he became the youngest captain in NHL history.
  • Crosby has always worn the number 87 and says that he chose the number 87 because that was the year that he was born.
  • Although Crosby typically is quiet around the media and on social media, in 2007 he made Time Magazine's list of the top 100 most influential people.
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FAQ

Where did Sidney Crosby go to school?

Sidney Crosby attended Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota. Shattuck-St. Mary's is a prep school in Minnesota that is known for their excellence in hockey. Crosby moved to Minnesota to attend Shattuck-St. Mary's from his hometown of Nova Scotia. Crosby moved to Minnesota to develop his hockey skills and play in a more competitive environment. Crosby did not attend college as he was selected with the first overall pick straight out of prep school.

What position does Sidney Crosby play?

Sidney Crosby plays the center position for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby has played the center position for his entire career and it is where he is most comfortable. In hockey, the center position is one of the most important positions on the ice. The center is responsible for working hard in all 3 zones of the ice. The center position is also responsible for taking the faceoffs and Crosby is exceptional at all of these aspects.

How many awards has Sidney Crosby won?

Throughout his career so far, Sidney Crosby has won 15 awards. Undoubtedly the biggest awards that Crosby has won are his three Stanley Cup Trophies. He won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009, 2016, and 2017. In addition, Crosby has also won the Conn Smythe trophy twice, the Hart Memorial Trophy twice, the Ted Lindsy award three times, the Maurice Richard trophy twice, the Art Ross trophy twice, and the Mark Messier Leadership Award once.

Where is Sidney Crosby from?

Sidney Crosby was born August 7th, 1987, in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crosby grew up in Nova Scotia before moving to Minnesota to attend Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school. When Crosby competes in international tournaments he plays for team Canada. Crosby's hometown holds a special place in his heart. Crosby has given back to his hometown by building a hockey school in his hometown of Nova Scotia called The Sidney Crosby Hockey School.

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