- Date of Birth:
- August 7, 1987
- 5' 11"
Sidney Crosby (born Sidney Patrick Crosby on August 7, 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Sidney grew up nearby Cole Harbour, the son of a goaltender for the Verdun Junior Canadiens in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Sidney began playing hockey at the age of 2. He learned to skate at age 3. When he entered the midget level of the Nova Scotia Minor Hockey Council, he led the Dartmouth Subways to a second-place finish at the 2002 Air Canada Cup. He was named the MVP of the tournament. In 2003, Sidney was drafted by the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. In his first game, he scored eight points, and he finished his first season with 54 goals and 81 assists. He turned down a $7.5 million deal by the World Hockey Association to play in the NHL. In 2005, he entered the NHL Draft. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected him as the first overall draft pick. He helped turn the team around, taking them to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals in 2008. They were defeated by the Detroit Redwings, but defeated Detroit in the Finals rematch the next year. In 2009, Sidney became the youngest NHL captain to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. While playing with Team Canada, Sidney has won two Olympic gold medals, in 2010 and 2014.
Best Known For:
Sidney Crosby is best known as a professional hockey player, winning numerous trophies and accolades, including an Olympic Gold Medal and the Stanley Cup.
Being born on 8/7/87, Sidney has a connection with the number 87. It’s his jersey number, and in 2007, he signed for $8.7 per year. In 2010, Sidney signed the richest endorsement deal in NHL history with Reebok, getting paid $1.4 million a year for 5-7 years. In 2009, he created the Sidney Crosby Foundation, an organization committed to providing support to charities benefiting children.