Sidney Crosby is a Canadian pro ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL(National Hockey League). He was also selected by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Early Life, Family & Education
Sidney Crosby was born on August 7, 1987, in Cole Harbour, Canada, to parents Troy Crosby and Trina Forbes-Crosby.
His father was a goaltender who used to play for the Verdun Junior Canadiens in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League).
Crosby was raised in nearby Cole Harbour along with his younger sister, Taylor Crosby, who is also a hockey goaltender.
He is of Canadian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He attended Astral Drive Junior High School from the age of 12 to 15.
Talking about his educational details, Crosby attended Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton, New Brunswick, from where he completed his graduation in 2005.
Sidney Crosby Career
Sidney Crosby started playing ice hockey when he was only two years old, by shooting pucks in a net. He then joined Astral Drive Junior High School where he participated in a hockey program of the school.
He recorded 102 points and became a runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy during his first NHL season. He led the NHL with 120 points becoming the winner of the Art Ross Trophy in his second season. In the same season, he won a Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player.
During the 2007–08 season, he became the captain of his team and he led the team to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals but they were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in six games there.
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In the following year, he won the Mark Messier Leadership Award and scored 51 goals, and also received the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy becoming the NHL's leading goal scorer.
Crosby has represented Team Canada on numerous occasions. He is the winner of a gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Championships and was later named to Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Crosby captained Team Canada during the 2014 Winter Olympics and won his second consecutive Olympic gold medal.
In the following year, he led his country in the World Championship in Prague for the gold medal, becoming a member of the Triple Gold Club.
Personal Life, Married or Single?
Moving towards the personal life of Sidney Crosby, the professional ice hockey player has not opened up anything about his current relationship status.
It's unknown if the sportsman is single, dating, or married to a wife at present.
However, he previously had an affair with his now ex-girlfriend Kathy Leutner, who is a fashion model by profession.
The former couple started dating in 2008 and enjoyed a romantic relationship for a decade. They called it quits in 2018.
Salary & Net Worth
Being a professional ice hockey player, Sidney Crosby earns a tremendous amount of money from his sports career. According to a number of online sources, Crosby has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
As for his salary, Crosby earns estimated money of $3 million per year.
On May 29, 2010, the athlete signed the richest endorsement deal in NHL history of that time with Reebok for $1.4 million a year. He had also signed a six-year deal with Adidas.
As per some online sources, his current net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Though his actual net worth varies as per various sources, Crosby has a huge sum of money to maintain a luxurious lifestyle.
Inside His Controversial Career
Sidney Crosby, often referred to as "Sid the Kid," is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of his generation. Throughout his illustrious career, he has achieved numerous accolades and brought immense success to both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Canadian national team. However, despite his on-ice brilliance, Crosby has not been immune to controversies that have garnered significant attention throughout the hockey world.
The "Golden Goal" Controversy (2010): During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Crosby scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the United States, securing the gold medal for Canada. While this moment is celebrated as one of the most iconic in Canadian hockey history, it was not without controversy. Some critics argue that Crosby should have been penalized for tripping a U.S. player moments before his goal, which would have nullified the goal itself. However, the referees did not make the call, leading to heated debates among fans and pundits.
Accusations of Diving: Crosby has been accused of diving, embellishing penalties, or engaging in unsportsmanlike behavior on several occasions. Some opponents and fans claim that he frequently exaggerates contact to draw penalties, tarnishing his reputation as a fair player. While diving is a contentious issue throughout the NHL, Crosby's stature and high profile have made him a primary target for such criticisms.
The Marc Methot Incident (2017): In a game against the Ottawa Senators in 2017, Crosby's slash inadvertently injured Senators' defenseman Marc Methot's finger, resulting in a serious injury.
Concussion Controversies: Crosby has endured multiple concussions throughout his career, raising concerns about player safety and the handling of head injuries in the NHL. In particular, a controversial incident occurred in 2011 when Crosby suffered a severe concussion that kept him out of the game for an extended period.
Frustration and On-Ice Outbursts: Like any competitive athlete, Crosby has displayed moments of frustration and on-ice outbursts. He has been involved in incidents such as trash-talking, trash-throwing, and confrontations with opponents, referees, and even his own teammates.
Body Measurement, Height, Weight, Age
Body Measurement: N/A
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches
Weight: 91 KG
Age: 35 Years Old
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