Sidney Patrick Crosby Biography

Published On May 11, 2017
Facts of Sidney Patrick Crosby
Date of Birth: 1987
Birth Nation: Canada
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Crosby began playing hockey at the age of two years, shooting pucks against the family’s clothes dryer. He learned to stake at three. Crosby attended Astral Drive Junior High School and after some years transferred to Shattuck-Saint Marry’s in Faribault, Minnesota, to play with the school’s hockey program.

He is well known as the youngest captain in a National Hockey League (NHL). He was the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. After a successful junior career, he was a highly regarded draft picks in hockey, leading many refer to the 2005 Draft Lottery as “Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes.” More significantly, he was the second youngest player ever to win the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. In addition to his success in the NHL, Sidney was also instrumental in leading Team Canada to the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

Crosby was nominated for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people list. He signed the richest endorsement deal in NHL history with Reebok, expected to pay Crosby $1.4 million per year for 5-7 year. He also signed the deal with Adidas, Bell, Tim Hortons and Gatorade. Addressed as one of Canada’s “Legendry goal-scorers and storied leader,” Sidney was featured in Canada Post’s NHL Great Canadian Forwards stamp collection, alongside Guy Lafler, Darryl Sittler, Mark Messier, Phil Esposito and Steve Yzerman. Professional hockey player Sidney won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter for his role in “There's no Place like Home with Sidney Crosby.” He also created the Sidney Crosby Foundation, an organization that provides support to charities benefiting children.

Professional hockey player Crosby has kept his personal life hidden from the media. Rumors have that Crosby is dating Kathy Luther from 9 years. Both of them have kept their personal life private. The two make a very sizzling hot couple and are pretty serious about each other.

Talking about his net worth and salary, his salary per year is $12 million, and his estimated net worth is $45 million. He widely earns his wealth from his profession.

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Born in Canada

August 7 , 1987

Professional hockey player Sidney Crosby was born on August 7, 1987, in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crosby raised by Lemieux family lived in Sewickley, Pennsylvania with his parents; Father Troy and Mother Trina. 

Learned to Stake

1984

Crosby first learned to stake when he was just three years old. By the age of 7, Sidney had significantly talented than other kids of his age. At the age of 10, the future legend of hockey, Crosby scored 159 goals in just 55 games for his hometown youth club.

Crosby Youngest Player

1997

At the age of 10, Crosby scored 159 goals in just 55 games for his hometown youth club. Crosby went on to become the youngest player in history to score a goal in the World Junior Championship.

Crosby's Jersey was Top Seller

2005

After his success throughout high school and in his junior career, Pittsburgh selected Crosby first overall in the 2005 NHL draft. His 87 Pittsburgh Penguins Jersey was the top seller on the NHL’s website for three years.

Created Sidney Crosby Foundation

2009

Crosby got to hold up hockey’s ultimate prize when he had led Pittsburgh to its first Stanley Cup title. He created the Sidney Crosby Foundation, an organization which is committed to providing supports to charities benefiting children.

Signed Richest Endorsement Deal

2010

Besides his success in the NHL, Sidney was also instrumental in leading Team Canada to the gold medal at 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. In this year it was announced that Crosby would sign the richest endorsement deal in NHL history.

Launched Inaugural Hockey School

2015

Canadian professional Ice hockey player Crosby launched an inaugural Hockey School in Cole Harbour. Once he was the youngest captain of a national Hockey League team. 

Won Emmy Awards

2016

Famous hockey player, Sidney Crosby has won several awards. Recently, in 2016 he won an Emmy Awards for his role in There’s no place like Home with Sidney Crosby.