If you are a hockey fan, you probably know the name – Sidney Crosby; if you are not a hockey fan, you may need an introduction to the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby is a professional ice hockey player from Canada and currently plays in the National Hockey League (the North American professional ice hockey league). He was also the first draft pick of 2005.
Sidney Crosby is considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time and was one of several players referred to as “The Next One”. The name is usually given to players who are considered the next “Wayne Gretzky”. Wayne Gretzky is widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, and his nickname was “The Great One”. Other players referred to as “The Next One” include Phil Kessel, Eric Lindros, Connor McDavid, Paul Kariya, and John Tavares. Ironically, none of the players with the nickname “The Next One” has ever managed to beat one of Wayne Gretzky’s records.
In his first season, he finished second at the Calder Memorial Trophy (which is also the NHL’s Rookie of the Year award) and won the Art Ross Trophy in his second season. This made him the first teenager/youngest player to win a top scorer title in a major North American sports league. He was also the most valuable player of the year and won the Hard Memorial Trophy. In the same year, he was considered by his colleagues to be the most outstanding player and also won the Lester B. Pearson Award.
Sidney began the 2007-2008 season as team captain and led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the 2008 Stanley Cup final; unfortunately, the team lost to Detroit Red Wings. In a happy series of events, the Pittsburgh Penguins met the Detroit Red Wings the following year and won, making Sidney Crosby the youngest NHL captain to win the Stanley Cup.
Sidney Crosby has also won the Mark Messier Leadership Award, the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, the Ted Lindsay Award, and the Conn Smythe Trophy. Due to his seemingly unstoppable success, he is considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time. He also has a place in the list of the “100 greatest NHL players in history”.
Sidney also represented Team Canada on several occasions, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2005 World Junior Championships, where he won gold. He was also captain of Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and in 2015 he led Canada to gold at the World Championships in Prague – making him a member of the “Triple Gold Club”. He is also the only member of the “Triple Gold Club” who was captain of the three winning teams. Other members of the Triple Gold Club are Eric Staal, Scott Niedermayer, and Rob Blake.
Sidney later captained the Canadian team in the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship, and the team won gold. He was unanimously elected MVP.
At this point, one can only be curious about what the future holds for this superstar.
Sidney Crosby Bio & Age
Sidney Patrick Crosby was born as the son of Tina and Troy Crosby on August 7, 1987, at Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sidney grew up with his parents and younger sister in Cole Harbour. His father also played hockey and was a goalkeeper in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Verdun Junior Canadiens. However, his father never played in the NHL.
Sidney started playing hockey at the age of only two, training alone in the family’s basement, later he learned to skate at the age of three.
He attended Astral Drive Junior High School, where he was an A student and was considered a role model. He later moved to Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota to participate in the school’s hockey program. Later he also attended Harrison Trimble High School in New Brunswick.
Is Sidney Crosby Gay?
One of the dangers of being in the spotlight is that your private life is always dissected, and this is something Sidney Crosby is only too familiar with. The athlete has taken cautious steps to keep his private life out of the public eye, but all this has only led to speculation as to why. As a result, many have wondered if the Canadian might be gay. The answer to this question is “no”.
Sidney Crosby is a heterosexual man and is currently in a relationship with Kathy Leutner.
Wife, Girlfriend, Sister
Sidney Crosby is not yet married, but he is in a loving relationship with Kathy Leutner, and the couple has been together since 2008. Kathy is a model and has appeared in many publications, including Abercrombie & Fitch and Sports Illustrated. Although the two have been together for over a decade, they have notoriously kept a low profile.
Sidney also has a younger sister – Taylor, who is also a hockey player. She was a goalkeeper at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
House, Net Worth & Salary
Sidney Crosby currently has a total net worth of $55 million and an annual salary of USD 10 million. He owns several homes, including one in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and another in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
With his impressive salary, Crosby can easily get amazing homes wherever he wants.
Teeth’ is always a topic of conversation when it comes to hockey players, and Sidney Crosby is no exception. Given the very physical nature of hockey, Sidney lost several of his teeth at the hockey rink. Perhaps this can be seen as a sign of his commitment to the game.
Height & Weight
Sidney Crosby is currently 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall and also weighs 91 kg (200 lb). This just means that the athlete is obviously in excellent shape, which is not surprising; to be a professional athlete, you often have to train to reach your peak performance, considering that your teammates and fans depend on you. When it comes to Sidney Crosby, it’s clear that at his height and with his physique he won’t let his team and fans down.