Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby was picked up by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Sidney Crosby in a file photo. (image credits: instagram)

Sidney Crosby is regarded by many as one of the best ice hockey centre to have played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was born on 7 August,1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He played junior hockey for the Rimouski Oceanic. In his debut in the junior league, he scored one goal and added two assists. At the start of the season, he was named the QMJHL Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks and also went on to win the honour four more times as the season progressed. He became the first QMJHL player to win the RDS/JVC Trophy, the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy in a single season. He also was awarded the Offensive Rookie of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Personality of the Year award and was also honoured with the QMJHL All-Rookie and First All-Star Team honours.

He currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins having joined them way back in 2005. He was named the Rookie of the Year in his debut season in 2006 and has been in the NHL First All-Star Team 4 times. He has also been in the NHL Second All-Star Team 4 times and he won the NHL All- Star Game eight times. He was also presented with the 2019 NHL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award and he is also a 3 times Stanley Cup Champion. He has also won the Mark Messier Leadership Award two times, the Ted Lindsay Award 3 times, the Conn Smythe Trophy 2 times and Hart Memorial Trophy 2 times. Sidney Crosby wears the #87 jersey for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NFL Debut Season

Sidney Crosby was picked up by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He started his first game on October 5, 2005 against the New Jersey Devils, and assisted Mark Recchi for the team’s first goal of the season which unfortunately ended in a 5–1 loss for his team. His debut season in the NHL was nothing short of appreciation as he registered franchise records in assists (63) and points (102) for a rookie, both of which were previously held by Mario Lemieux. He also became the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a single season, and also was the only the seventh rookie ever to hit that stat. He ended his first season finishing sixth in the NHL scoring race and seventh in the NHL assist list.

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Sidney Crosby Net Worth

Sidney Crosby has a total net worth of about $100 million in 2022. While his time in the Penguins, Crosby signed a three contract contract way back in 2005 valuing $11,100,000 with an average salary of $3,700,000. In 2008 Crosby signed a five year $43,500,000 contract with an average salary of $43,500,000 which extended till 2012. He signed a 12-year contract making him one of the highest paid players of all time with a $104,400,000 contract with an average salary of $8,700,000 which gets expired at 2025.

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Brand Endorsements

Sidney Crosby has signed several endorsements deals earning him around $15 million per year with:

  • Adidas
  • Gatorade
  • Tim Hortons
  • Abercrombie
  • Fitch
  • Bell
  • Rebook
  • Pepsi Co.

Who is Sidney Crosby wife? Does Sidney Crosby have kids?

Sidney Crosby is still not married but has been long time couples with Kathy Leutner. They met each other through a mutual friend way back in 2008 and has been dating ever since with they look to get married soon. After dating for more than a decade, it is likely that the pair are going in for the engagement. Kathy Leutner was born on December 13, 1987, in Chantilly, Virginia. She attended and graduated high school at Chantilly High School where she played lacrosse for the high school varsity girls’ team. She also was interest in modelling from a very young age and after graduating from high school, she decided to skip college and pursue her modelling career. After a long and through lot of ups and downs in her path, she finally had the start in her career when she appeared in multiple advertisements and commercial ads and got the big break when she modelled for Fitness Magazine. In 2011, Kathy Leutner was also part of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit model search but failed to win the competition. She also had a lot of projects with different brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Naked, Famous, Faviana, and Hollister Co. Crosby and Kathy are yet to have any children.

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