Sidney Crosby

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Sidney Crosby

Born

8/7/1987, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Birth Name

Sidney Patrick Crosby

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Sid the Kid, Darryl, Sidney Crosby, Sir Sidney, WIzard of Croz
9.9
out of 10
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13 votes

Biography

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It's too early to tell if young Sidney will reach the level that hockey greats Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux did before him, but he definitely has the hype. The native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia took the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League by storm for two seasons…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On June 12, 2009, Sidney Crosby win hos first Stanley Cup with the Pittsbugh Penguins who defeated the Detroit Red Wings in Motor City and despite his injury.

    • On August 7, 2009 Sidney Crosby celebrates his 22nd birthday with the Stanley Cup.

    • In a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on 18 October 2008, Sid scored his 200th career assist, his 300th career point and his 100th career goal, in that order on the first three Penguins goals of the game.

    • Sid was awarded as Pittsburgh's Sportsman of the year for the second consecutive year (both 2006 and 2007) at the April 2008 Dapper Dan Awards.

    • Sidney had his first Gordie Howe hat trick on 12/20/07.

    • Sidney Crosby won the Hart Trophy and Pearson Award and was named to the NHL All Star first-team at the 2007 NHL Awards on June 14, 2007.

    • Sidney Crosby is now the new captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is the youngest captain in NHL history.

    • Sidney became the youngest person to receive the Art Ross Trophy (the most points in an NHL season) with 120 points in the 2006-2007 season.

    • Sidney Crosby became the youngest person to have two consecutive 100 point seasons when he scored a goal on March 10, 2007 in a 3-2 OT win vs. NYR

    • He holds the Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise record for assists in a season by a rookie with 63.

    • He is the youngest player to be voted to the NHL All-Star Game.

    • On March 2, 2007, Crosby scored his 200th point, he is now the youngest player to ever do this.

    • Currently seen on the Tim Horton's Timbit Hockey commercial.

    • The player that he hates playing against most is Denis Gauthier.

    • His favorite sport other than hockey is baseball.

    • Lists Steve Yzerman as his hockey idol.

    • His superstitions include putting his equipment on the right-hand side first, and after his stick is taped no one is allowed to touch it.

    • Sidney used his mother's clothes dryer as a goal when he played in the basement of their home. The dryer is now dented beyond recognition without a button left on it. It has since been replaced at Crosby's expense.

    • Sidney Crosby received the most votes (825,783) for the 2007 NHL All Star Game. This makes Crosby the youngest person voted to the All Star Game since fan balloting began in 1986.

    • Sidney Crosby is the youngest person ever to lead the NHL in points

    • Sidney scored a career high 6 points (1G 5A) on December 13, 2006 to lead the Penguins over their in-state rivals Philadelphia Flyers 8-4. This also allowed him to lead in points by players for the first time in his career.

    • Sidney's favorite TV show is Friends

    • While having a great success in hockey, Crosby still managed to maintain an 85% average as a grade 11 student.

    • At age 7 Crosby was featured on Hockey Day in Canada, an annual special presentation of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

    • Crosby began ice skating at age 3.

    • When he was a young boy, he would play hockey in the basement of his home. His father even painted the floor white and added red and blue lines.

    • His father,Troy, had been drafted by the Montreal Canadians in 1984, but never played.

    • Overall, in the 05-06 season, Crosby finished sixth in the NHL scoring race and seventh in the NHL in assists.

    • He played his first professional NHL game on October 5, 2005 against the New Jesey Devils, and registered an assist.

    • He shoots left.

    • Sidney scored his first career hat trick October 28, 2006 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

    • On December 28, 2003 Crosby scored his first goal of the world junior hockey championship in a 7-2 win over Switzerland, becoming the youngest player ever to score for the team at age 16 years, 4 months, 24 days. The puck from Sidney's record making goal is in the Hockey Hall of Fame

    • Only at 19- he has already been inducted in the Nova Scotia Hall of Fame.

    • In 4th Grade, Sidney enjoyed studying poetry and playing sports. He wasn't a straight A student, but he had good grades.

    • During Sidney's Midget Career in Dartsmouth, he scored over 100 goals and over 100 assists in 1 season. He led his team to a national championship.

    • Dan Potash hosted an FSN Pittsburgh Special: In My Own Words: Sidney Crosby

    • Sidney scored 2 goals and 3 assists in the Penguins pre-season games in the Canadian Maritimes.

    • Sidney didn't play in the 2007 Pre-season home opener because GM Ray Shero was afraid that he would get injured before the season actually started.

    • Alexander Ovechkin edged Sidney Crosby from winning the Calder Cup in their rookie season.

    • Sidney is in a Gatorade ad. The ad comprises of all the people in the neighbourhood putting their hockey sticks in a pile, after Sidney tosses his stick in.

    • Sidney Crosby won the Baz Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award, A.T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Cup, Rookie of the Year Award, and the Most Valuable Player Award at a ceremony held at the final home game of the '05- '06 season.

    • Sidney became the youngest player (rookie) to get 100 points in one season on 4/17/06, when the Penguins defeated the New York Islanders 6-1 in their final home game that season.

    • Sidney wears all Reebok products and recently did a commercial for them.

    • Sidney's parents are Troy and Trina Crosby. He also has one sister, Taylor who is 9 years younger than him.

    • On the Penguins' two-game winning streak, Sidney says, "There's a good energy right now. We're all feeding off each other, battling out there, and sacrificing for each other. That's the way the game's played. We're out there competing for each other. That's probably the biggest thing that drives each of us."

    • Sidney's usual position is center.

    • On Friday, December 16, 2005- new Penguins coach Michel Therrien appointed Sidney to Alternate Captain. He will wear an "A" on his jersey to show his new position on the team.

    • Sidney is living with hockey legend Mario Lemieux while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    • Sidney says, "When you're making plays out there, forcing things, creating things, that's the most-fun part... It's not always fun when you can't get anything going out there. You want to go out there, have the puck and make plays."

    • Sidney is 5'11"(1.8 m) tall and weighs 193 lbs.(88 kg)

    • Sidney was NHL Rookie of the Month in October 2005.

    • Sidney scored the Pittsburgh Penguins first ever winning shootout goal on 11/10/2005.

    • Scored his first NHL goal October, 8, 2005 against Goaltender Hannu Toivonen,
      Mark Recchi got an assist.

    • Sidney's official website is Crosby87.com

    • Sidney's jersey number is 87 due to his birthday being August 7, 1987 (8/7--87).

    • Sidney's salary in the QMJHL was just $35 Canadian per week.

    • Sidney was the youngest team member in the World Juniors, at only age 16.

    • Sidney played for the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL before he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    • Sidney was selected by Pittsburgh Penguins #1 overall 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

  • Quotes

    • Sidney: There's a good energy right now. We're all feeding off each other, battling out there, and sacrificing for each other. That's the way the game's played. We're out there competing for each other. That's probably the biggest thing that drives each of us.

    • Sidney: It's not that hard to stay grounded. It's the way I was brought up.

    • Sidney: I want to be the best, so whatever comes with that, I'll have to accept.

    • Sidney: I'm not trying to be the next Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux. I am putting pressure on myself to do my best and perform to my potential.

    • Sidney: When you're making plays out there, forcing things, creating things, that's the most-fun part... It's not always fun when you can't get anything going out there. You want to go out there, have the puck and make plays.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Amazing hockey player, and an even better person!

    10
    You couldn't pick a better person to build a franchise around. He lives with Penguins great, Mario Lemiuex, and plays along Malkin, Fleury, Staal and the rest of the Penguins. He is exciting to watch, and is a team player who isn't afraid to pass the puck to a teammate so they can score on the empty net instead of shooting it himself. He already has a Stanley Cup and Rocket Richard under his belt and here's hoping for many more. With all the criticism he takes, he handles it like a pro, because he is a pro. Whether or not he breaks Gretzky's records he is still a marvel to watch and does not disappoint.moreless
  • He's Gonna Test Gretzky

    9.1
    Sidney Crosby is going to be amazing. He already proved it after having an amazing rookie year if it wasn't for Alexander Ovechkin he would have won the Calder Trophy. His skills for the game of hockey are incredible. Too bad that he's on a horrible team, but the Pens will defintley be alot better with "Sid the Kid" on their side for years to come.
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