Depending on who you ask, Sidney Crosby is the most exceptional hockey players to ever grace the game. The Canadian athlete currently plays in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Penguins team, where he also holds the reins as captain of the squad. His journey into professional hockey began in the year 2005 after he was chosen as the first overall pick by the Penguins in that year’s National Hockey League draft. He was the most coveted player that year as practically all the NHL teams wanted to sign him. The distinguished player has set himself apart in his profession, bagging all kinds of team and individual honors along the way.
What Is The Ice Hockey Player’s Age?
The legendary hockey player was born on the 7th of August in 1987, at the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His parents are Troy Crosby and Trina Forbes. He has a younger sister named Taylor who is also a hockey player. Interestingly, Sidney’s 2007 contract was worth $8.7 million and he wears the No. 87 Jersey, both of which reflect his date of birth (8/7/87).
Sidney Crosby’s father was once a professional hockey player, so he began teaching his son how to play the game the minute he was old enough to understand what was going on. By the age of three, Sidney began learning to skate and continued shooting pucks whenever he got the chance.
Sports wasn’t the only thing he was good at, he also excelled in his academics. He attended Astral Drive Junior High School until he was 15, then he transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary’s located in Faribault, Minnesota. Sidney was part of the school’s hockey program and he eventually completed his A-level education at Harrison Trimble High School.
His talent for hockey was obvious by the time he was 7. Sidney Crosby was already miles ahead of his peers and he kept getting better. By the time he was 10, he was the highest goal scorer in his local youth club, putting up 155 goals in only 55 matches. He would go on to establish himself as the most brilliant young hockey prospect in his class in the entire world. Sidney holds the record for being the youngest ever player to net a goal in the World Junior Championships.
Career Accomplishments of Sidney Crosby
The Pittsburgh Penguins were the lucky team that got to draft Sidney Crosby in the 2005 NHL draft. He was kind of the most coveted prospects that season.
Under the tutelage of coach Mario Lemieux, Sidney’s talent blossomed. He accumulated a total of 102 points in his first season. He followed this up the next year by putting up 120 points with 28 goals and 84 assists. That same season, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy as scoring champion, as well as the Hart Trophy for being the most valuable player in the league, making him the youngest player and second-youngest player respectively to be awarded such honors.
In 2009, Sidney led the Penguins to their first Stanley Cup title win in 17 years. Although his career has been beset by injuries, the gifted player has kept on returning to the game and leading his team to victory after victory.
He has been named to four National Hockey League All-Star teams. Sidney has also won numerous other titles such as three Stanley Cups, the Lester B. Pearson Award, All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, the Hart Memorial Trophy, World Cup of Hockey Most Valuable Player, Mark Messiah Leadership Award, World Junior Gold Medal, the Art Ross Trophy, and two Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year Awards, to name only a few.
In 2017, Sidney Crosby was named on the list of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history. He has played for his country at several international competitions such as the 2005 World Junior Championships in which he brought home gold. At the senior level, Sidney captained the Canadian national squad to snag the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, followed by the 2014 Winter Olympics. In addition, he also won the coveted gold prize at the 2015 World Championship, as well as the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Is Sidney Crosby Gay?
There has been a lot of speculation about Sidney Crosby’s sexuality. A lot of people have been wondering if the hockey player is gay, primarily because he keeps a tight lid on his private life, particularly his romantic relationships. Despite his reluctance to disclose details about his dating life, Sidney Crosby is not gay. In fact, he is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, the model Kathy Lautner.
Height, How Tall Is He?
The good looking hockey player is quite tall. He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters) and weighs around 200 lb (91 kg).