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.
Crosby later attended Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton, New Brunswick, from where he completed his graduation in 2005.
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 Art Ross Trophy in his second season. In the same season, he won a Hart Memorial Trophy as a league 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.
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 was named to Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Crosby captained the Team Canada during 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.
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 $$55 million.
As for his salary, Crosby earns estimated money of $10 million per year.
On May 29, 2010, the 31-year-old athlete signed the richest endorsement deal in NHL history 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.
Body Measurement, Height, Weight, Age
Body Measurement : N/A
Height : 5 Feet 11 Inches
Weight : 91 KG
Age : 31 Years Old
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