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Sidney Patrick Crosby was born on 7 August 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. He is a professional Canadian ice hockey player, currently a member and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins team in the NHL.
Sidney Crosby Net Worth $45 Million
Just how rich is this professional athlete? Sources estimate that Sidney Crosby’s net worth has currently reached an astounding amount of $45 million. In 2015, his annual earnings are reported to be approximately $12 million. Virtually all of his impressive net worth has been accumulated from the money he earns as a professional ice hockey player.
Sidney Crosby’s interest in ice hockey became obvious at a very early age: his father – Troy – being a player, a goaltender probably helped.Sidney started training in his basement at the incredibly young age of two and learned to ice skate when he was only three years old. Between the ages 12 and 15, Sidney attended Astral Drive Junior High School, then, in order to be a part of school’s hockey program, he transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Minnesota.
During his years in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he played for Rimouski Oceanic and contributed to them winning the Memorial Cup final in 2005. In the same year, Sidney was awarded as CHL’s Player of the Year and was referred to as the all-time favourite to be picked up by any team. That same year, he began his professional career in the NHL, signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney finished his first season being sixth in the league and in the second season in NHL, he won the Art Ross trophy and became the only teenager to have gained this title. During the same year he won two other prestigious awards – the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson award. During the years that followed, Sidney’s net worth became increasingly bigger. In 2007, Sidney Crosby became the captain of Pittsburgh Penguins and was nominated for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people list.
Sidney Crosby has also signed endorsement contracts with such famous brands as Reebok, Gatorade, Tim Horton’s and Bell. In 2008, Sidney was one of the famous athletes that starred in a documentary entitled “Pond Hockey” where he shared his experience in playing this sport. Sidney Crosby was a member of Canada’s national team at both the Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014) Winter Olympic Games winning the gold medal both times. In 2013, he won the THN Saku Koivu Award for Comeback Player and THN Mario Lemieux Award for Best Player.
Sidney Crosby keeps his personal life private. Sidney has been relatively secretive about his personal relationships, however, it is known that he is currently not married. He owns an elite farmhouse in Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania USA where he used to spend a lot of time. In 2006 he purchased a house in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.
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|Writing on Ice||2013||Pittsburgh Penguin Player|
|2014 NHL Awards||2014||TV Special||Himself - nominee|
|NHL Top 10 Rivalries||2011||Video||Himself|
|Pittsburgh Penguins Greatest Games DVD Set - Volume 2||2011||Himself|
|NHL on NBC||2011||TV Series||Himself - Pittsburgh Penguins Center|
|She's Out of My League||2010||Himself (uncredited)|
|Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games||2010||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Ice Hockey Player: Canada (2010)|
|Rome Is Burning||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Sidney Crosby: On the Ice and Beyond||2008||Video documentary||Himself|
|Boys to the Bigs||2008||Himself|
|2007 NHL Awards||2007||TV Special||Himself|
|Fearless||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Rome Is Burning||2008-2009||TV Series||Himself|
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|1||Had an on/off relationship at the beginning of his career with close friend, Christina, before entering the NHL. Crosby mentioned his lifeguard girlfriend in the book, "The Rookie" by Shawna Richer.|
|2||Drafted into the NHL on July 30, 2005.|
|3||Just like Mario Lemieux before him, he has slept with the Stanley Cup.|
|4||Hockey analyst Kelly Hrudey has compared him to Wayne Gretzky, who had a similar reputation as a "whiner" in his youth, and suggested that he has matured, he would mellow out and his reputation would fade.|
|5||Recorded his first six point game (1 goal, 5 assists) on December 13, 2006 against the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|6||Became the youngest player in history to score 100 points in a single season and the seventh rookie to accomplish such a feat.|
|7||In his first season, he became the first rookie to achieve 100 penalty minutes and 100 points in the same year.|
|8||He was only 19 years old when he won the Art Ross Trophy.|
|9||His jersey from his third game was sold for $21,010 in an auction for Hurricane Katrina relief.|
|10||In an online auction, his game worn jersey from the 2007 All Star game sold for $47,520 more than eight times the price of the jersey worn by Brendan Shanahan of the New York Rangers which sold for $5,681.|
|11||On October 8, 2008, he became the youngest recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia.|
|12||His #87 Pittsburgh Penguins jersey was the top seller on the NHL's website from September 2005 to February 2008.|
|13||Declined an invitation to join Team Canada midway through the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany.|
|14||Became alternative captain for Team Canada of the 2010 Winter Olympics on December 30, 2009.|
|15||Selected as an All Star on Janaury 3, 2011 but couldn't play due to injury.|
|16||His 25 game point streak went from November 5, 2010 against the Anaheim Ducks - December 28, 2010 against the New York Islanders. This streak was the 11th best in NHL history.|
|17||His last game before his concussion was January 5, 2011 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|18||Scored his 200th goal on November 27, 2010 against the Calgary Flames. He also scored his 201st goal that same night.|
|19||By his second season (2006-2007), he led the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists) to capture the Art Ross Trophy, becoming the youngest player and the only teenager to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.|
|20||Represented Team Canada in two World Junior Championships, winning silver in 2004 and gold in 2005.|
|21||He competed for Team Canada at the 2006 IIHF World Championship and led the tournament in scoring.|
|22||At fourteen, he appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Hockey Day in Canada, and scored 217 regular season and playoff points to lead his Midget AAA team, the Dartmouth Subways, to second place in the Air Canada Cup. He won both the MVP Award and the Top Scorer Award after scoring 18 points in five games. Opposing players became extremely jealous of his talent, and he had to play through their constant attempts to injure him.|
|23||Is the fifth player to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships as a sixteen year old (in 2003). This feat was previously accomplished by Jay Bouwmeester, Jason Spezza, Eric Lindros, and Wayne Gretzky.|
|24||The famous Crosby family dryer he used to practice as a kid is now on display in the Nova Scotia Hockey Hall Of Fame.|
|25||In 2007, he won the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the most valuable player as determined by the NHL Players Association. He is the seventh player in NHL history to have earned all three awards.|
|26||By his third season, he was signed five more years with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $43.5 million until the 2012-2013 season.|
|27||Obtained 300 career points on October 18, 2008. That same day his teammate Evgeni Malkin recorded his 200th career point.|
|28||Has played in two NHL Winter Classic games.|
|29||Has his own clothing line called SC87.|
|30||Lived with Mario Lemieux from 2005-2010.|
|31||His father Troy was drafted 240th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984 but never played at the NHL level.|
|32||In 2007, he was nominated for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.|
|33||Has endorsements with Bell, Reebok, Gatorade and Tim Hortons and Sport Check. On May 29, 2010, he signed the richest endorsement deal in NHL history. He is paid $1.4 million a year for five to seven years.|
|34||Graduated from Harrison Trimble High School, in Moncton, New Brunswick in 2005.|
|35||In time for his first season, an autobiography was issued by Gare Joyce entitled: Sidney Crosby: Taking the Game by Storm.|
|36||When he was fifteen, he transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota.|
|37||He is a Montreal Canadiens fan, just like his father.|
|38||Has missed the 2008, 2009 and 2011 NHL All Star Games due to injury.|
|39||His game winning puck, gloves and stick can be found in the Toronto Hockey Hall Of Fame.|
|40||Admired Steve Yzerman while growing up.|
|41||His rivalry with Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin is considered the biggest rivalry in the NHL as they compete to be leading goal scorer every season.|
|42||He was the youngest player to be named to an All-Star team.|
|43||From age twelve to fifteen he attended Astral Drive Junior High School. He was a straight-A student and, according to the vice-principal, "an amazing role model who was really kind to students in the learning center and to special needs kids.".|
|44||Named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 31, 2007 making him the youngest captain in history of the NHL.|
|45||Scored his first NHL hat-trick on October 28, 2006 against the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|46||Began his rookie season playing alongside Mario Lemieux who later retired during the 2005-2006 season.|
|47||Became alternative captain to the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 16, 2005.|
|48||He scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2005 at Mellon Arena against the Boston Bruins.|
|49||Made his NHL debut on October 5, 2005 against the New Jersey Devils and scored his first assist.|
|50||Due to the labour stoppage in the previous season, the 2005 draft was conducted via a weighted lottery based on each team's playoff appearances and draft lottery victories in the last four years. This lottery system led to the draft being popularly referred to as the Sidney Crosby Lottery or the Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes.|
|51||Has stated that his most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.|
|52||In August 2004, Crosby turned down $7.5 million over three years to play for the Hamilton franchise of the World Hockey Association, claiming that he was not ready to leave the junior league yet.|
|53||At thirteen, the Nova Scotia Minor Hockey Council refused to allow him to play Midget hockey, alongside seventeen year olds. His family sued and lost.|
|54||Learned to play hockey at the age of two, learned to skate at the age of three, had his first newspaper interview at the age of seven.|
|55||Tied with Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Rocket Richard Trophy in 2010 with 51 goals apiece. He also took home his first Mark Messier Leadership Award that year.|
|56||Scored the game winning goal aka The Golden Goal in the 2010 Winter Olympics against the United States in overtime.|
|57||Is the youngest captain in the NHL to hoist the Stanley Cup.|
|58||His parents are Troy Crosby and Trina Forbes-Crosby.|
|59||Played for the Cole Harbour Bel Ayr Minor Hockey Association. (CHBA Wings).|
|60||Second-youngest player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP. Crosby received the trophy from six-time winner Gordie Howe. (14 June 2007).|
|61||Has a sister Taylor, whom is 9 years younger|
|62||Played for the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, from 2003-2005.|
|63||He plays centre position.|
|64||His jersey number #87 is due to his birth date (8/7/87).|
|65||#1 overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft by Mario Lemieux's Pittsburgh Penguins. One of his nicknames, "The Next One," is reference to comparisons between himself and Wayne Gretzky, whom has said he expects Crosby to break his records.|
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