Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently contracted under the NHL team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was the first overall draft pick in the 2005 NHL Draft and has been with the Penguins since.
How Old is Sidney Crosby? What is his Height?
Sidney Crosby was born as Sidney Patrick Crosby on August 7, 1987, at the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Troy Crosby and Trina Forbes. He is 33 years old as of October 2020 and is billed as standing at 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) and weighs 200 lb (91 kg).
His father is a former Major League Hockey player who played as a goaltender in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) team, the Verdun Junior Canadiens. Through his father's influence, Crosby picked up his first hockey stick when he was 2 years old and began skating at age 3.
Crosby attended multiple schools including Astral Drive Junior High School in Nova Scotia and Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Minnesota before graduating from Harrison Trimble High School, in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Sidney Crosby made his name in the minor-league midget tournaments, winning the MVP and the Top Scorer awards for his performance at the 2002 Air Canada Cup.
He was the first overall draft pick by the Rimouski Océanic at the 2003 Midget Draft. At the end of the 2003-4 season, Crosby had won numerous awards and distinctions including the title of the QMJHL All-Rookie and First All-Star Team honors.
Crosby was drafted first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2005 NFL Draft. After a stellar rookie year, Crosby recorded 120 points and became the youngest winner of the Art Ross Trophy and won the Hart Memorial Trophy as well as the Lester B. Pearson Award.
He was named the Penguins' captain before the 2007-8 season and led them to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. They lost to the Detroit Red Wings but beat them the following year to take home the trophy.
Besides that, Crosby has also been part of the Canadian national ice hockey team, both as a junior and a senior. He scored the winning goal against the US team during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He captained the Canadian team to a consecutive gold medal victory during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Is Sidney Crosby Married? Who is his Wife?
Sidney Crosby has been very tight-lipped about his personal life, so much so that he is not on social media despite being a world-renowned professional athlete. So it comes as no surprise that not much is known about his relationships. Nonetheless, he has been in a long-term relationship with his partner, model Kathy Leutner.
They have reportedly been dating at least as far back as 2008. Although reports suggest that they do plan on getting married someday, they have not tied the knot as of yet.
Has a Net Worth of $55 Million
Sidney Crosby is reported to have a net worth of $55 million, making him one of the highest-paid hockey players in the world. His wealth primarily comes from his salary from his contract, product and brand endorsements, media appearances, and merchandise sales.
by shrijan, 02 Oct, 2020