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Sidney Crosby
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Born August 7, 1987 (1987-08-07) (age 33)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Pittsburgh Penguins
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 2005
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2005–present

Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS (born August 7, 1987 in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) where he serves as their captain. He was the top pick in the 2005 draft. In his second season, he won the Art Ross Trophy. His nickname is Sid the Kid.

Crosby has won the Stanley Cup three times, all with the Penguins. He first won it in 2009 and again in 2016 and 2017.

He got the game-winning goal for Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics in overtime against the USA and in doing so won the team the gold medal.

Awards

The Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy (tied with Steven Stamkos) in 2010

In both 2016 and 2017, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the playoffs.



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