Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby
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POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 200
BIRTHDATE: 08/07/1987
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Cole Harbour, NS, CAN
DRAFTED: PIT: 2005-1 overall
AWARDS:
Art Ross Trophy (2)
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award (1)
Hart Memorial Trophy (2)
Ted Lindsay Award (3)
Maurice Richard Trophy (1)
CAREER HIGHS:
Goals: 3 (5 times), 2/1/10 vs. BUF
Assists: 5 (1 time), 12/13/06 vs. PHI
Points: 6 (2 times), 1/19/10 vs. NYI (2+4)
PIM: 21 (1 time), 1/3/09 vs. FLA
SOG: 9 (4 times), 1/3/10 at FLA
Hat tricks: 5, 2/1/10 vs. BUF  (3G)
Young phenom is widely regarded as the most gifted offensive talent in the NHL.

Nickname - “Sid”

In 6 NHL seasons, has already won the Stanley Cup (2009), Hart Trophy (MVP - 2007), Art Ross (scoring champion - 2007), Rocket Richard (goal-scoring champion - 2010 - tied with Steven Stamkos), Ted Lindsay (outstanding player as voted on by peers - 2007) and Mark Messier Leadership Award (2010).

Alternate captain of Canada’s 2010 Olympic gold-medal winning team, scoring the medal-deciding OT goal against the U.S. in Gold Medal Game.

Started the 2010-11 campaign by scoring 32 goals and 66 points in first 41 games before missing the rest of the year with a concussion.

Posted a 25-game scoring streak from Nov. 5 to Dec. 28, 2010, totaling 50 points (26G-24A). The 25-game run is 3rd longest in team history and tied for 8th longest in NHL history. Only 5th player in NHL history to average a goal per game in a streak of 25 games or more (Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Steve Yzerman & Bryan Trottier).

Also recorded a 19-game scoring streak from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17, 2007 for 30 points (11G-19A).

Posted 100-plus points, 50-plus assists 4 times in career.

Notched 30-plus goals 5 times in career.

Became youngest captain in NHL history (19 years, 9 months) and youngest captain in NHL history to lead his team to a Stanley Cup title (21 years old).

Career average of 1.32 postseason points per game ranks 3rd in NHL history behind only Wayne Gretzky (1.83) and Mario Lemieux (1.6) - minimum 40 games played.

3rd-youngest player to reach 500 points (22 years, 244 days) in NHL history: Wayne Gretzky (21 years, 52 days); Mario Lemieux (22 years, 172 days).

Set 3 career milestones Oct. 18, 2008 vs. Toronto with his 100th goal, 200th assist and 300th point.

Tied NHL single-season playoff record by scoring the 1st goal in a game
6 times (2009).

Youngest player in NHL history to reach 200 points (19 years, 207 days) with a goal March 2, 2007 vs. Carolina.

In 2007, became youngest scoring champion (120 points), youngest Ted Lindsay recipient and second-youngest league MVP (Wayne Gretzky).

Ranked 5th in NHL scoring (102 points) as 18-year-old rookie in 2005-06 and youngest player in league history to reach 100 points. His 102 points surpassed Mario Lemieux’s team rookie record of 100 points (1984-85).

Represented Canada at World Championships (2006) and World Junior Championships (2004, ‘05). Won gold in ‘05 and silver medal in ‘04 tournament.

Youngest player to lead World Championships in scoring with 16 points (8G-8A) in 2006 (18 years old).

Played 2 seasons with Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2003-05.

Was named Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year and won scoring champion in each of his 2 seasons of CHL play (2004 and ‘05).

Led Rimouski to QMJHL title and Memorial Cup berth in 2005.

His 135 points in 2003-04 were 2nd most by a 16-year-old in CHL history behind Wayne Gretzky (182, Sault Ste. Marie, 1977-78).

Averaged 2.51 points per game with Rimouski, the 2nd-highest average in CHL history behind Mario Lemieux (2.81).

Holds 2nd-highest single-season points per game total (2.71, 2004-05), behind only Mario Lemieux (4.03, Laval, 1983-84).

Father Troy was a goaltender for Verdun of QMJHL and was drafted by Montreal in 1984.

Won ESPY award for Best NHL Player 4 years in a row (2007-10).

Top-voted player in All-Star Fan Balloting for 4 straight seasons (2007-10).

Lists Steve Yzerman as hockey idol.

Signed through 2012-13 season.