Sidney Crosby Biography

Updated On Jun 24, 2019 Published On Jun 24, 2019
Facts of Sidney Crosby
Date of Birth: 1987 , August-7
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Sidney Crosby
Birth Name Sidney Patrick Crosby
Father Troy Crosby
Mother Trina Forbes-Crosby
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Cole Harbour
Ethnicity White
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Net Worth $55 million
Salary $10 million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color White
Weight in KG 91
Affair with Kathy Leutner
Girlfriend Kathy Leutner
Education Harrison Trimble High School
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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.

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 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.

Personal Life

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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Sidney Crosby facts on timeline

Born in Cole Harbour, Canada

August 7 , 1987

Sidney Crosby was born on August 7, 1987, in Cole Harbour, Canada, to parents Troy Crosby and Trina Forbes-Crosby.

Sign a contract with Reebok

May 29 , 2010

Crosby announced that he would sign the richest endorsement deal in NHL history with Reebok, expected to pay Crosby $1.4 million a year for five to seven years.

Won Emmy Award

2016

Crosby won an Emmy Award, an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, for his role in There's No Place Like Home With Sidney Crosby.

Net Worth $30 million

2019

As of 2019, Sidney Crosby has an estimated net worth of $55 million with an annual salary of $10 million.

Captained Team Canada

2014

Sidney Crosby captained the Team Canada during 2014 Winter Olympics and won his second consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Started Dating Kathy Leutner

2008

Sidney Crosby previously dated a stunning model Kathy Leutner for 10 years, from 2008 to 2018. He is probably single at present.