Sidney Crosby is a Canadian center for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Crosby grew up playing hockey, scoring 217 points as a 14 year old playing midget hockey against players as old as 17. Crosby played in the QMJHL for Rimouski Oceanic where he became one of the most highly anticipated prospects in NHL history. In 2005, following the lockout, every NHL team participated in a draft lottery, which became known as the “Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes.” The Penguins won first pick overall, and Crosby has lived up to the hype.
He became the first teenager in professional sports history to win a scoring title in 2006-07 when he won the Art Ross trophy and was voted the most outstanding player by the Players Association, as well as winning the Hart Trophy for league MVP. Crosby broke the Penguins rookie scoring records previously held by Mario Lemieux. At the end of the 2006-07 season, Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history. He suffered a high ankle sprain midway through the 07-08 season, forcing him to miss nearly 30 games. He is currently tied for the NHL playoff scoring lead. He is the youngest player to ever score 100 points in an NHL season and the first rookie to ever score 100 points and amass 100 PIM in his first season.
Crosby holds the record as the youngest player to score in the World Junior Championships. He played for Canada when he was only 16 years old in the 03-04 tournament. Crosby won gold at the 2005 World Junior Championships.