One of the greatest hockey players of all time, Sidney Crosby is the team captain of the National Hockey League club, Pittsburgh Penguins. Since being selected as the the 1st overall during the 2005 National Hockey League Draft, Crosby has made a name for himself in the world of sports by achieving great feats which include his numerous titles and accolades such as All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, four-time National Hockey League First All-Star Team, three-time winner of the Stanley Cup, Mark Messier Leadership Award, World Cup of Hockey Most Valuable Player. He has also claimed the Pittsburgh Penguins Most Valuable Player Award twice.
Prior to becoming a renowned ice hockey player, Sidney Crosby has already achieved jaw-dropping records as a junior hockey player, having attained a World Junior Gold Medal in 2005 and equally becoming a two-time Offensive Player of the Year, 2004 Winner of President’s Cup, a two-time Quebec Major Junior Hockey First-All Star Team and a two-time Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year. Below are more astonishing facts about the sensational player.
Sidney Crosby’s Biography (Age)
The Hockey star’s birth date is recorded as 7th August 1987 and his place of birth is Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the son of Troy and Trina Crosby. He was raised along with his sister, Troy around the neighbourhood of Cole Harbour. His father played hockey in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as a goaltender for the Verdun Junior Canadiens. His sister was a junior hockey player at Shattuck-Saint Mary high school, Minnesota. She is a goaltender and has been associated with Northeastern Huskies and St. Cloud State Huskies women’s ice hockey teams while studying at their various universities.
In the quest of completing his basic education, Sidney Crosby attended different high schools – he first went to Astral Drive Junior High School when he was 12 years old. He later switched to Shattuck-Saint Mary High School in Minnesota before graduating from Harrison Trimble High School in New Brunswick in the year 2005.
During that time, Crosby was actively playing in his various high school’s hockey teams and he equally made waves in the minor and junior hockey leagues. He played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Rimouski Ocèanic and with his outstanding performances, he claimed the Jean Bèliveau Trophy and Paul Dumont Trophy for two consecutive times along with being named in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League All-Rookie Team.
In 2005, Sidney Crosby joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as he was selected as the 1st overall during the National Hockey League Draft of that year. Since 2005 to date, the record-breaking hockey player has been playing for the NHL team and has achieved groundbreaking records in the process.
Crosby has also represented his country, Canada in many international hockey events including the 2005 World Junior Championships, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, World Cup of Hockey, among others for which he has earned four gold medals, and was named 2006 World Championship Leading Scorer. Following his sensational performances in the field of play, Crosby has been rated as one of Canada’s legendary goal scorers and storied leaders and also the number 15th of 21 greatest athletes of the 21st Century by Fox Sports.
Beyond the fearless face of the iconic hockey player lies a charming personality with a large heart and magnanimous spirit as Crosby has immensely sponsored numerous charity works having established the Sidney Crosby Foundation in 2009 and equally founded a Hockey School in Nova, Scotia in 2015. As a result of his great contributions to the society, he has been bestowed with many noble titles and honors such as The Order of Nova Scotia and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
How Much Is Sidney Crosby’s Salary and Net Worth?
It’s not a surprise that the highly skilled player who has set incredible records in the National Hockey League has assembled massive wealth, having signed a 12-year worth $104.4 million contract extension in 2012 along with closing a record-breaking endorsement deal with Reebok worth about $1.4 million per annum. He earns almost $5 million annually from endorsement deals alone. Sidney Crosby earns an estimated playing salary of $10 million per year and his net worth is pegged at $55 million.
Who is Sidney Crosby’s Wife/Girlfriend?
Although Sidney Crosby has been much private when it comes to disclosing his personal details as he seems to be focused on reaching the apex of his career, the amazing player has been romantically connected to the model, Kathy Leutner. The pair reportedly kicked off their affair in 2008 and are yet to take it to the next level as Crosby is very much unmarried.
The handsome National Hockey League player stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) and his athletic body weighs about 91 kg (200 lb).