86 Facts About Sidney Crosby

1. Sidney Crosby passing Mario Lemieux for the most regular-season games played in Pittsburgh Penguins history and the New York Rangers celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1994 Stanley Cup-winning team are among the highlights of the week ahead.

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2. Sidney Crosby founded the Sidney Crosby Foundation in 2009 to raise support for the less privileged children.

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3. Sidney Crosby is playing perhaps his best hockey at the age of 31.

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4. Sidney Crosby created the Sidney Crosby Foundation in 2009, an organization committed to providing support to charities benefiting children.

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5. Sidney Crosby is the first member of the club to captain all three championship teams, and the first member to be a first overall NHL draft pick.

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6. Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning shootout goal for Canada in the second game of the preliminary round against Switzerland.

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7. On January 3, 2019, Sidney Crosby was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game for the eighth time in his career.

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8. Sidney Crosby finished with 21 points in 12 games, pushing his career playoff total to 185, tied with Steve Yzerman for tenth-most all-time.

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9. Sidney Crosby finished second in scoring behind Evgeni Malkin with 27 points in 24 games.

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10. Sidney Crosby participated in his first NHL All-Star Game since 2007, winning the shooting accuracy segment of the Skills Competition.

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11. Sidney Crosby became the ninth player to win the Cup twice and two Olympic gold medals.

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12. Sidney Crosby finished as the first runner-up with 800 points and 11 first-place votes.

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13. Sidney Crosby finished with a league-high 104 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy for the second time in his career.

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14. Sidney Crosby missed the final twelve games of the regular season, and finished fourth in the scoring race, losing the title to Tampa Bay's Martin St Louis by four points.

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15. Sidney Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to win the Lester B Pearson, and only the second youngest player ever to win the Hart.

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16. Sidney Crosby became the first rookie to earn 100 penalty minutes and 100 points in the same season, which magnified his reputation for complaining to NHL officials.

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17. Sidney Crosby would finish second to Ovechkin's 106 points and lose out to the Capitals forward for the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year.

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18. Sidney Crosby was named QMJHL Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks at the start of the season and won the honour four more times as the season progressed.

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19. Sidney Crosby was named the MVP and Top Scorer awards at the national tournament at the tournament banquet held after the preliminary round and he finished the tournament with 24 points in 7 games.

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20. Sidney Crosby was born in the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 7, 1987, to Troy and Trina Crosby.

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21. Sidney Crosby has celebrated the total number of 31 birthdays till date.

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22. Sidney Crosby is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 91 kg.

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23. Sidney Crosby was born as Sidney Patrick Crosby on 7 August 1987 and is 31 years old.

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24. In 2015, Sidney Crosby joined what is known as the "triple gold" club when he led Canada's men's team to the IIHF World Hockey Championship in Prague.

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25. In 2016, Sidney Crosby captained the Canadian team to gold in the World Cup of Hockey and was elected MVP by a unanimous vote.

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26. Sidney Crosby has yet to disappoint and has taken the torch passed by Gretzky and Lemieux with ease.

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27. Sidney Crosby met his big break in 2005, when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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28. Sidney Crosby was drafted first overall by the Penguins from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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29. Sidney Crosby owns a home on the lake in Nova Scotia, where he enjoys fishing during the offseason.

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30. Sidney Crosby has promoted Tim Hortons' commitment to minor league hockey in Canada through several marketing efforts including the commercial advertisement above.

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31. Sidney Crosby helped to design his own signature line of apparel, Reebok's SC87 training collection of footwear and apparel.

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32. Sidney Crosby is under contract with the Pens for nine more years after this season and owed $68.4 million.

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33. Sidney Crosby was the first player picked in the 2005 NHL Draft.

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34. Sidney Crosby learned to speak the language in order to conversate with reporters from Montreal.

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35. Sidney Crosby can actually speak French, despite growing up in Nova Scotia.

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36. In 2010, Sidney Crosby signed with Reebok again, this time breaking an NHL record for the richest endorsement deal in league history.

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37. In 2005, National Hockey Leauge Sidney Crosby scored 11points that the 5 tournament games and solidified his position as the best hockey prospect.

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38. Sidney Crosby was born on August 7, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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39. Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as a caption of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

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40. Sidney Crosby started earning name and fame from his early childhood.

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41. Sidney Crosby was drafted first overall by the Penguins out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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42. Sidney Crosby was named among the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history on January 27, 2017.

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43. Sidney Crosby is one of Canadian most coveted ice hockey players.

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44. On June 28, the Penguins announced that Sidney Crosby had agreed to a 12-year extension that will keep Sid in Pittsburgh until 2025.

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45. Sidney Crosby scored his 200th NHL goal on Nov 27, 2010 vs the Calgary Flames.

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46. Sidney Crosby lived with Mario Lemieux's family from 2005 until 2010 before purchasing his own house, not far from Super Mario's.

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47. At the 2006 World Championships, Sidney Crosby played for Canada and had 16 points in nine games.

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48. Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history to lead his team to the Cup when the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings in seven games in 2009.

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49. Sidney Crosby was named captain of the Penguins in 2007, making him the youngest captain in NHL history.

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50. Sidney Crosby went on to become the youngest player in history to score a goal in the World Junior Championships.

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51. Sidney Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate.

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52. Sidney Crosby has finished each of the past two campaigns with 89 points.

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53. Sidney Crosby has five points in three games since returning from an upper-body injury.

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54. Sidney Crosby gathered the puck with his right skate, pushing it under Khudobin's stick and back to his backhand.

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55. Sidney Crosby snatched the puck at the Stars' blue line during the sequence.

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56. Sidney Crosby kicks puck to himself for stunning score vs Stars.

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57. Sidney Crosby continues to be active in the community in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.

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58. Sidney Crosby has a younger sister, Taylor, who is a hockey goaltender.

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59. Sidney Crosby has endorsement deals with Bell, Tim Hortons and Gatorade.

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60. Sidney Crosby rarely discusses his personal life and avoids social media.

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61. In 2018, Sidney Crosby was chosen as Nova Scotia's "Best athlete ever" by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.

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62. In 2015, Sidney Crosby captained Canada to its first World Championship title since 2007, with the team winning all ten games and scoring 66 goals.

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63. Sidney Crosby went on to compete in two World Junior Championships with Team Canada's under-20 team.

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64. Sidney Crosby debuted internationally for Team Canada at the 2003 U-18 Junior World Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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65. Sidney Crosby finished with 21 points in 12 games, pushing his career playoff total to 185, tied with Steve Yzerman for 10th most all-time.

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66. On February 12, 2018, Sidney Crosby recorded his 400th goal, becoming the 95th player to reach that plateau.

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67. Sidney Crosby won his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs, only the third player to do so, after Bernie Parent and Mario Lemieux (1991, 1992).

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68. Sidney Crosby became the 12th-fastest and 11th-youngest player to reach that milestone in the NHL.

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69. On January 4, 2015, Sidney Crosby scored his 300th career goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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70. On November 26, 2014, Sidney Crosby notched his 800th career point, becoming the 6th-fastest player in NHL history to reach that milestone.

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71. Sidney Crosby continued to practice and participated with other NHL players who had not gone overseas in several exhibition games open to the public.

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72. On July 27, 2010, Sidney Crosby joined his mentor Mario Lemieux to be the first to skate on the new ice at the Consol Energy Center.

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73. Sidney Crosby finished the playoffs with 27 points, tying Conn Smythe-winner Henrik Zetterberg (13g, 14a in 22 games) for the playoff scoring lead.

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74. In spite of the injury-shortened campaign, Sidney Crosby still managed 72 points in just 53 games.

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75. Midway through the subsequent season, Sidney Crosby recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick on December 20, 2007, in a game against the Boston Bruins.

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76. Sidney Crosby began his rookie season playing alongside Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux.

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77. Sidney Crosby went on to be selected first overall in the draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 30, 2005.

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78. Sidney Crosby led the playoffs with 31 points over 13 games, earning him the Guy Lafleur Trophy as post-season MVP.

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79. Sidney Crosby told reporters that while "it took a lot to say no to that much money", he "work[ed] hard most of his life to play in the NHL.

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80. Sidney Crosby recorded 16 points over 9 post-season games.

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81. Sidney Crosby was selected first overall in the 2003 Midget Draft by the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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82. Sidney Crosby was called up as a 14-year-old to play two games with the Maritime Junior A Hockey League's Truro Bearcats that season.

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83. In 2016, Sidney Crosby captained Canada to gold in the World Cup of Hockey and was elected MVP by a unanimous vote.

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84. Sidney Crosby captained Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, winning his second consecutive Olympic gold medal.

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85. Sidney Crosby led Pittsburgh to Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017, becoming the first player since Mario Lemieux to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in consecutive years.

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86. Sidney Crosby is unfairly good at putting the puck in the net, part 414.

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