99 Facts About Sidney Crosby


Sidney Crosby is widely regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.

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That same season, Crosby won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player and the Lester B Pearson Award for most outstanding player as judged by his peers.

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The Penguins returned to the Finals against Detroit the following year and won in seven games; Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup.

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In 2014, Sidney Crosby again won the Hart Memorial Trophy as well as his second Art Ross Trophy and his third Ted Lindsay Award.

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Sidney Crosby led Pittsburgh to Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017, becoming the third player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in consecutive years.

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Sidney Crosby won gold at the 2005 World Junior Championships, and was later named to Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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

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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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Sidney Crosby grew up in nearby Cole Harbour and has a younger sister named Taylor.

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Sidney Crosby's father Troy was a goaltender who played for the Verdun Junior Canadiens in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League .

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Sidney Crosby played in the 1985 Memorial Cup and was drafted 240th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984, but never played at the NHL level.

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Sidney Crosby began playing hockey by himself in his basement at the age of two, shooting pucks in a net that had the family dryer behind it, leading to a longstanding misconception that he was actually practising with the dryer; he learned to skate at age three.

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Sidney Crosby was a straight-A student and, according to the vice-principal, "an amazing role model, who was really kind to students in the learning centre and to special needs kids".

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At age 15, Sidney Crosby transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota to play with the school's hockey program.

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Early in his minor hockey years, Sidney Crosby began attracting media attention for his play and gave his first newspaper interview at age seven.

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When Sidney Crosby was 13, Nova Scotia's Minor Hockey Council refused to allow him to play midget, a level of minor hockey designated for 15- to 17-year-olds.

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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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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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Sidney Crosby had been drafted by the Bearcats in the 2001 MJAHL Draft as a 13-year-old.

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Sidney Crosby has recalled numerous instances in which opposing players intentionally attempted to injure him, as well as constant verbal abuse from parents on and off the ice.

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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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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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Sidney Crosby was named QMJHL Player of the Month and Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week three times each.

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Sidney Crosby finished his rookie QMJHL season with 54 goals and 81 assists over 59 games to capture the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the league's leading point-scorer.

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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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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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Sidney Crosby won the Mike Bossy Trophy as the QMJHL's best prospect.

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

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Nevertheless, Sidney Crosby's first NHL campaign was a personal success as he established franchise records in assists and points for a rookie, both of which were previously held by Mario Lemieux.

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Sidney Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a single season, and only the seventh rookie ever to hit the benchmark.

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Sidney Crosby finished second to Ovechkin's 106 points and lost to the Capitals forward for the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year.

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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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Sidney Crosby finished the series with five points in five games as the Penguins were ousted by the eventual Stanley Cup runner-up.

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At the NHL's annual awards show later in June 2007, Crosby completed a rare off-season "hat-trick", winning the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Lester B Pearson Award in addition to his previously-clinched Art Ross Trophy.

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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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Sidney Crosby became the youngest player ever to be named to the NHL's first All-Star team.

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Sidney Crosby finished the playoffs with 27 points, tying Conn Smythe-winner Henrik Zetterberg for the playoff scoring lead.

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Sidney Crosby recorded 33 goals and 70 assists to finish third in league scoring, as Evgeni Malkin captured his first career Art Ross Trophy.

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At 21 years, 10 months, and 5 days, Sidney Crosby became the youngest NHL captain to win the Stanley Cup since 1895.

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Sidney Crosby was named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award.

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Sidney Crosby won the Mark Messier Leadership Award, getting recognized as a "superior leader within the sport, setting a positive example through on-ice performance, motivation of team members and a dedication to the community".

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Sidney Crosby was included on NHL's all-decade second team of 2000s.

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Sidney Crosby's Penguins were defeated in the second round of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, losing to the Montreal Canadiens in seven games.

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Sidney Crosby had 19 points in 13 games in the playoffs, though through seven games against the Canadiens, he had only one goal and four assists.

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In so doing, Sidney Crosby set an NHL record for fewest games played by an NHL team's points leader.

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Sidney Crosby later credited neurologists at UPMC and chiropractic neurologist Ted Carrick with helping him return to hockey.

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

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Sidney Crosby was down on the ice for several minutes before the medical staff was able to help him to the dressing room with Sidney Crosby holding a towel over his face.

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Sidney Crosby missed the final 12 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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Pittsburgh quickly defeated Ottawa four games to one in the series with a still-hot Sidney Crosby finishing the series with four goals and two assists.

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Sidney Crosby, who was strong for the Penguins in the regular season and through the first two rounds of the playoffs was held off the score sheet entirely, finishing the series with no goals and no assists on 13 shots.

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Sidney Crosby finished the season with 36 goals and a league-leading 68 assists, marking the first time in his career that he led the league in assists.

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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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Sidney Crosby went on to win the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.

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Sidney Crosby finished the season with 36 goals and 85 points in 80 games, including a career-high nine game-winning goals, and was voted team MVP for the sixth time in his career.

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

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Sidney Crosby led the team in scoring with three goals and eight points.

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Sidney Crosby became the ninth player to win the Stanley Cup twice as well as two Olympic gold medals.

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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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Sidney Crosby was named team MVP and finished the season as the runner up for the Art Ross Trophy with 44 goals and 89 points in 75 games.

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Sidney Crosby was named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award.

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Sidney Crosby missed Game 4 but returned to practice the next day and played in Game 5.

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Sidney Crosby had the primary assist on the series-clinching goal, scored by Chris Kunitz in double overtime.

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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 .

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

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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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Sidney Crosby scored four goals and four assists, helping the Metropolitan Division to victory; his efforts won him his first All-Star MVP award, making him the sixth in NHL history to have won that award after having won the Conn Smythe Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy.

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Sidney Crosby finished 4th in voting for the Selke Trophy and became a Hart Trophy finalist for the seventh time in his career.

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Sidney Crosby was selected to the NHL All-Decade First Team in January 2020.

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Sidney Crosby was a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award.

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Sidney Crosby was the second Penguin to score 500 goals, after Lemieux.

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Sidney Crosby finished the season with 31 goals and 53 assists in 69 games played, while the Penguins were third in the Metropolitan Division.

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In Game 3 of the series against the Rangers, Sidney Crosby recorded his 197th career playoff point, passing Paul Coffey for sixth place in all-time playoff point standings.

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

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Sidney Crosby was the youngest player on the under-18 team, having turned 16 shortly before the beginning of the tournament.

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Sidney Crosby scored four goals and six points over five tournament games.

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

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Sidney Crosby finished the tournament with two goals and three assists in six games, helping Canada to a silver medal finish.

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Sidney Crosby improved to six goals and three assists as Canada earned gold.

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Sidney Crosby stated the following year that his most memorable hockey moment was winning his World Junior gold medal.

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Sidney Crosby was named the tournament's top forward and to the competition's all-star team.

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

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Sidney Crosby was selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics and was later named team captain.

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Canada won gold, with Sidney Crosby contributing one goal and two assists in six games.

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Sidney Crosby scored his only goal in the final against Sweden, further establishing his reputation as "a player who rises up in big games".

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In 2015, Sidney Crosby captained Canada to its first World Championship title since 2007, with the team winning all 10 games and scoring 66 goals.

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Sidney Crosby, scoring four goals and seven assists in nine games, became the 26th member of the Triple Gold Club.

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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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Sidney Crosby, who led the tournament in scoring with ten points, helped Team Canada win the championship, and was named the Most Valuable Player.

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Sidney Crosby joined Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky as the only players to win the Conn Smythe, Hart Memorial Trophy and World Cup MVP.

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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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In 2019, an anonymous survey conducted by The Athletic showed that Sidney Crosby was regarded the best all-around NHL player by his peers.

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Sidney Crosby's arrival aided in reinvigorating and expanding the roots of hockey in the Pittsburgh area.

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

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

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Sidney Crosby won for his participation in the Merci Sidney video that followed his return to Rimouski for his QMJHL jersey retirement ceremony.

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

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

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

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