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Encyclopedia > Sidney Crosby
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) The Next One,
Darryl,[1]
Sid the Kid,[2]
Sir Sidney,[3]
Wizard of Croz[4]
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born August 7, 1987 (1987-08-07) (age 20),
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 2005
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2005 – present
Website http://crosby87.com

Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. He was the first pick of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and one of the leading scorers during the 2005-06 NHL season, finishing 6th in scoring with 102 points (39 G, 63 A). Crosby was one of the most highly regarded draft picks in hockey history, leading many to refer to the 2005 Draft Lottery as the 'Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes'.[5] By capturing his first Art Ross Trophy with 120 points (36 G, 84 A) in the 2006-07 NHL season, he became the youngest player and the only teenager ever to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.[6] That same season, Crosby also became just the seventh player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, and Lester B. 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Contents

Playing career

Early career and junior hockey

Sidney Crosby began playing hockey on his own in his basement at two years old, where he destoyed his home dryer by constantly shooting at it. He learned to skate at three.[8] At the age of seven, he gave his first newspaper interview, during which, he commented about hard work and success, "They say you have to do your best and work hard and things will happen. You can make it if you try."[9] At fourteen, he appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Hockey Day in Canada.[8] In that same year, he also led his Midget AAA team, the Dartmouth Subways, to the national championship game. He won both the MVP Award and the Top Scorer Award after scoring 18 points in five games.[9] Sidney attended Shattuck-Saint Mary's Boarding School in Minnesota for the 2002-2003 hockey season. While there, he led the Sabres to the U.S. National Championship. Radio-Canada redirects here. ... The Hockey Night in Canada logo, used until 1998 on CBC, and 2004 on Radio-Canada. ... Shattuck-St Marys School is an Episcopal Church-affiliated boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota known for its hockey program. ...


Crosby was selected first overall in the midget draft by the Rimouski Océanic of the QMJHL.[9] In his first game in the QMJHL, he scored one goal and added two assists.[10] He was named Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks at the start of the season, and eventually won the honour four more times as the season progressed. He was named Player of the Month three times, and CHL Player of the Week three times.[11] By the end of the season, he had been named Player of the Year, Top Rookie, and Top Scorer- the first QMJHL player to earn all three honours at once.[11] He also led the QMJHL with 54 goals and 81 assists in only 59 regular season games.[11] The Rimouski Océanic are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). ... The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three Canadian based Major Junior hockey leagues for players 15 to 20 years of age. ...


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.[12] OTCBB: WHKA The original World Hockey Association (WHA) merged into the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1979. ...


During his amateur years, Crosby caught the attention of several journalists and other players, including Wayne Gretzky himself. When Gretzky was asked if he thought anyone could break his records, he answered that Sidney Crosby could, and added that Crosby was the best player he had seen since Mario Lemieux.[9] Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ...


Crosby was only the fifth player to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships as a 16-year old (in 2003). This feat was also accomplished by Jay Bouwmeester, Jason Spezza, Eric Lindros, and Wayne Gretzky, previously. Crosby stated that his most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2005 World Junior Championship.[1] The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... Jason Jay Bouwmeester (born September 27, 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a defenceman currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the NHL. Bouwmeester was drafted third overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. ... Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza (born June 13, 1983 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey currently playing centre for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


NHL career

Sidney Crosby was selected first overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 30, 2005. 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.[5] The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Crosby played his first professional NHL game on October 5, 2005 against the New Jersey Devils, and registered an assist on the team's first goal of the season, scored by Mark Recchi in a 5-1 loss.[13] Upon his entry into the NHL, Crosby had the opportunity to play alongside hockey great Mario Lemieux. Unfortunately, Lemieux was forced to retire after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.[14] On December 16, 2005, Michel Therrien named Crosby as an alternate captain for the Penguins. The move drew criticism from some hockey pundits, including Don Cherry, who claimed that Crosby had done nothing to earn the position.[15] For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Mark Recchi (born February 1, 1968 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) is an ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... A cardiac arrhythmia, also called cardiac dysrhythmia, is a disturbance in the regular rhythm of the heartbeat. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michel Therrien (b. ... For other individuals named Don Cherry, see Don Cherry. ...


Crosby finished his rookie season with the franchise record in assists (63) and points (102) for a rookie, both of which had been previously held by Mario Lemieux. Crosby is the youngest player in the history of the NHL to score 100 points in a single season, and only the seventh rookie ever to hit the benchmark.[16] Overall, Crosby finished sixth in the NHL scoring race and seventh in the NHL in assists. Among Canadian NHL players, he trailed only Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley. While both Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals had solid rookie campaigns, Crosby finished second behind Ovechkin for the Calder Memorial Trophy. Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... Joseph Eric Thornton (born July 2, 1979, in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League. ... Daniel Dany James Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, West Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (AmE IPA: ) (Russian: ; born September 17, 1985 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...


Through his first season, Crosby was accused by opposing players and coaches of taking dives and complaining to officials, which has been attributed to his youth.[17] During his rookie campaign, he led both his team and all NHL rookies in penalty minutes, and this magnified his reputation for complaining to NHL officials.[18] Hockey analyst Kelly Hrudey compared Crosby to Gretzky, who had a similar reputation as a "whiner" in his youth, and suggested that as Crosby matured, he would mellow out and his reputation would fade.[18] Kelly Hrudey (born January 13, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a former NHL ice hockey goaltender and current hockey broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Crosby during the 2007 playoffs
Crosby during the 2007 playoffs

In his second NHL season, Crosby built on his rookie success. On October 28, 2006, Crosby scored his first NHL hat trick in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.[19] His success against the Flyers continued as just over 6 weeks later, on December 13, he recorded his first six point game of his career (1 goal, 5 assists).[20] After that game, he led the NHL in scoring for the remainder of the season, becoming the first teenager to lead the NHL in scoring since Wayne Gretzky in 1980. Crosby finished the 2006-07 NHL season with 36 goals and 84 assists in 79 games. Being only 19 years old at the time, he thus became the youngest player in NHL history to win the Art Ross Trophy and the youngest scoring champion in any major North American professional sport.[6] Sidney Crosby, Canadian Jersey File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sidney Crosby, Canadian Jersey File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs of the National Hockey League began on April 11, 2007. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Hat Trick (disambiguation). ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ...


On May 31, 2007, he was named Pittsburgh's team captain, making him the youngest captain in NHL history.[21][22] At the NHL's annual awards show 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-awarded Art Ross Trophy. He became the youngest player in NHL history to win the Lester B. Pearson,[23] and only the second youngest player ever to win the Hart (after Gretzky).[24] Crosby also became the youngest player ever to be named to the NHL's First All-Star Team.[25] Crosby signed a five-year $43.5 million dollar contract extension with the Penguins on July 10, 2007, ensuring he will stay with the Penguins through the 2012-13 season.[26] is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Jarome Iginla wears the C on his jersey as captain of the Calgary Flames. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Jerseys

Crosby's jerseys have gone missing or been sold for high prices at auctions several times. In January 2005, his red Canada jersey from the World Junior Hockey Championship was stolen by an Air Canada baggage handler when Crosby was passing through Montreal.[27] It was recovered about a week later in a mailbox. His white jersey from the tournament was being auctioned, but was temporarily delisted while the red one was missing.[28] It was eventually sold for $22,100, which went to youth hockey charities and 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake relief. It had previously been going for over $40,000 before it was taken out of the auction when the red jersey was stolen. Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


Less than a year later, one of Crosby's game-worn sweaters went missing.[29] The jersey he wore in his first NHL game against the New Jersey Devils went missing from his father's luggage during a flight from Pittsburgh to Buffalo. The jersey was later found at the Pittsburgh International Airport between a piece of equipment and a stairwell. The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - Total 52. ... “PIT” redirects here. ...


Crosby's jersey from his third NHL game was the highest-selling NHL jersey in an auction for Hurricane Katrina relief - it sold for $21,010.[9] The black Canada jersey that Crosby wore in the 2006 World Championship game against the United States was auctioned for $15,087.87.[citation needed] This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... The 2006 Mens Ice Hockey Championships was held in May, 2006 in Riga, Latvia. ...


Crosby's game-worn jersey from the first period of the 2007 All-Star Game by far topped the list of those sold during an online auction held by the NHL and the NHL Players Association to benefit Hockey Fights Cancer. Crosby's sold for $47,520, more than eight times the next highest price, $5,681 for the jersey worn by Brendan Shanahan of the New York Rangers.[30] Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born 23 January 1969, in Mimico, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey left wing and alternate captain for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Personal life

Sidney Crosby was born in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia in 1987 to Troy Crosby and Trina Forbes- Crosby. His sister, Taylor, is nine years younger than he is. His father was a goaltender who played for the Verdun Junior Canadiens in the QMJHL and in the 1985 Memorial Cup. Troy was drafted 240th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984, but never played at the NHL level.[8] Growing up, Sidney admired Steve Yzerman[1] and, like his father, was a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. Crosby's number (87) and 2007 contract signing ($8.7 million per year) reflect his birthdate (8/7/87).[31] On Marine Drive Cole Harbour is a community of Halifax Regional Municipality southeast of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... The Verdun Junior Canadiens were a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1984 to 1989. ... The 1985 Memorial Cup occurred May 11-May 18 at the Shawinigan Municipal Auditorium in Shawinigan, Quebec and at Centre Civique in Drummondville, Quebec. ... Stephen Gregory Yzerman (born May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional hockey player who played his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


From age 12 to 15, Crosby 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 centre and to special needs kids".[32] When he was 15, Crosby transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota. Astral Drive Junior High School is a middle school in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. ... Shattuck-St Marys School is an Episcopal Church-affiliated boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota known for its hockey program. ... Nickname: Flambo or Faribo Motto: City of the Move Location in Rice County and the state of Minnesota. ...


In time for Crosby's first season, Gare Joyce issued a biography, Sidney Crosby: Taking the Game by Storm. The November 2005 edition of GQ Magazine featured him in a series of shirt-less photos.[33] In 2007, Crosby was nominated for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.[34] Actor Nicholas Cage on the cover of the March, 1997 issue of GQ (U.S. edition) Gentlemens Quarterly, most often known simply as GQ, is a monthly mens magazine that focuses on mens fashion and style. ...


Crosby holds an endorsement deal with Reebok and designed a fashion line in 2007.[1] Reebok International Limited is a British producer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories and is currently a subsidiary of Adidas AG. The name comes from Afrikaans/Dutch spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. ...


His family currently resides in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. During the season Sidney lives with the Lemieux family in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2006 he bought his first house in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is single.[35] Sewickley during Autumn Sewickley is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 12 miles west northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River. ...


Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Dartmouth Subways MAAA 74 106 111 217 114 7 11 13 24 0
2002–03 Shattuck St. Mary's USHS 57 72 90 162 104 - - - - -
2003–04 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 59 54 81 135 74 9 7 9 16 10
2004–05 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 62 66 102 168 84 13 14 17 31 16
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 39 63 102 110 - - - - -
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 36 84 120 60 5 3 2 5 4
NHL Totals 160 75 147 222 170 5 3 2 5 4

Shattuck-St Marys School is an Episcopal Church-affiliated boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota known for its hockey program. ... The 2003-04 QMJHL Season was the 35th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Rimouski Océanic are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 QMJHL Season was the 36th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... NHL redirects here. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

Achievements

Records

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise record for assists in a season by a rookie (63)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise record for points in a season by a rookie (102)
  • First rookie to record 100 points and 100 penalty minutes in a season
  • Youngest player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season
  • Youngest player in NHL history to record 200 career points (19 years and 207 days)
  • Youngest player in NHL history to have 2 consecutive 100 point seasons.[1][2]
  • Youngest player to be voted to the NHL All-Star Game[36]
  • Youngest player in NHL history to win the Art Ross Trophy[6]
  • Youngest player in NHL history to win the Lester B. Pearson Award[23]
  • Youngest player in NHL history to be named to the First All-Star Team[25]
  • Youngest player in NHL history to be named a full team captain (In January 1984, Brian Bellows of the Minnesota North Stars was made interim captain at 5 months younger than Crosby, but he only served the latter half of the 1983-84 season replacing injured captain Craig Hartsburg)

Brian Bellows (born September 1, 1964 in St. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Craig Hartsburg (born June 29, 1959 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons with the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League from 1979-80 until 1988-89. ...

Awards

NHL

The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... The NHL All-Star Teams were added to the NHL at the end of the 1930-31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season to each position. ... The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. ...

Ice Hockey World Championships

  • World Championship All-Star Team - 2006
  • World Championship Best Forward - 2006
  • World Championship Leading Scorer - 2006

Canadian Hockey League

The CHL Rookie of the Year Award is given out annually to the top rookie in the Canadian Hockey League. ... The CHL Player of the Year award is given out annually to the player judged to be the most outstanding in the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Ed Chynoweth Trophy is awarded to the leading scorer at the Memorial Cup. ...

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

The RDS Cup is the QMJHLs trophy for the rookie of the year. ... The Michel Brière Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Jean Béliveau Trophy is awarded to the top regular season scorer of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Mike Bossy Trophy (Trophée Michael Bossy) is awarded annually to the player in the QMJHL judged to be the best professional prospect. ... The Paul Dumont Trophy is awarded annually to the Personality of the Year in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Guy Lafleur Trophy is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs. ... The Michel Bergeron Trophy is awarded annually to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Leagues Offensive Rookie of the Year. ...

Midget AAA

  • Midget AAA National Championships Tournament MVP Award, 2002
  • Midget AAA National Championships Top Scorer Award, 2002[9]

Other

  • ESPY award winner, best NHL player, 2007

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International play

Medal record
World Junior Championships
Silver 2004 Canada
Gold 2005 Canada

On December 28, 2003, Crosby became the youngest player ever to score a goal for Team Canada at the Ice Hockey World Junior Championships. His age was 16 years, 4 months, and 24 days at the time of the feat.[37] The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 26, 2003 and January 5, 2004 in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. ... The 2005 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 25, 2004 and January 4, 2005 at the United States. ... The Ice Hockey World Junior Championships refer to ice hockey tournaments organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for certain age groups. ...


From May 5 – May 21, 2006, Crosby was an alternate captain in the 2006 World Championships, where he became the youngest player ever to win a World Championship scoring title.[38] He tallied a tournament-best eight goals and eight assists in nine games. Crosby was named the tournament's top forward and to the competition's all-star team.[38] The 2006 Mens Ice Hockey Championships was held in May, 2006 in Riga, Latvia. ...


Crosby has played for Canada in:

The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 26, 2003 and January 5, 2004 in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. ... The 2005 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 25, 2004 and January 4, 2005 at the United States. ... The 2006 Mens Ice Hockey Championships was held in May, 2006 in Riga, Latvia. ...

International statistics

Year Team Event GP G A P PIM
2004 Canada WJC 6 2 3 5 4
2005 Canada WJC 7 6 3 9 4
2006 Canada WC 9 8 8 16 10
Junior Int'l Totals 13 8 6 14 8
Senior Int'l Totals 9 8 8 16 10

The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ...

See also

National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967-68 to present. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36...

References

  1. ^ a b c d Players: Sidney Crosby, Notes. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  2. ^ Sid the kid. Accessed 2007-18-03
  3. ^ Sir Sidney. Accessed 2007-18-03.
  4. ^ Sports Book Review
  5. ^ a b 2005 Year in Review. CBC (2005-12-20). Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  6. ^ a b c NHL.com (2007). Penguins' Crosby captures Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  7. ^ Sidney Crosby completes rare triple in winning all the major NHL awards.
  8. ^ a b c Sidney Crosby Signs Three-Year Deal with Frito Lay's and Pepsi. Wire Services (2006-05-25). Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  9. ^ a b c d e f Sidney Crosby. RBK Hockey. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
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Preceded by
Alexander Ovechkin
1st Overall Pick in NHL Entry Draft
2005
Succeeded by
Erik Johnson
Preceded by
Corey Locke
CHL Player of the Year
2004, 2005
Succeeded by
Alexander Radulov
Preceded by
Joe Thornton
Winner of the Art Ross Memorial Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Jaromir Jagr
Winner of the Lester B. Pearson Award
2007
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Joe Thornton
Winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Mario Lemieux
Pittsburgh Penguins captains
2007 – present
Incumbent
Persondata
NAME Crosby, Sidney Patrick
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Crosby, Sid
SHORT DESCRIPTION Canadian ice hockey centre
DATE OF BIRTH August 7, 1987
PLACE OF BIRTH Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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