Sidney Crosby Player Info

Sidney Crosby

#87

Position

Center

Shoots

Left

Salary

$5,825,000 Exp. 2024 (UFA)

Height

5'11"

Weight

200 lbs

Cap Hit

$5,825,000

Age

34

Birthplace

Cole Harbour, NS,
Canada

Clause

No Trade

Years Pro

17

Drafted

2005:R1 - 1st

Status Report

ROTOWIRE / Thu, Apr 8

News

Henrique scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Impact

Henrique opened the scoring on a pass from Danton Heinen in the first period. The 31-year-old Henrique shares the Ducks' goal-scoring lead with Maxime Comtois -- both forwards have 11 this year. Henrique has added six helpers, 67 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-9 rating through 36 games. The center has just two goals in his last eight appearances.

Sidney Crosby Player Statistics

DATE OPP RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG TOI
13/02 at W 2-4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:21:08
11/02 at W 0-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:20:16
09/02 at W 2-4 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 00:22:27
02/02 at L 3-4 0 2 2 -2 0 0 2 0 0 0 00:23:49
30/01 at L 3-4 1 1 2 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 00:19:52
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG SEASON
69 31 53 84 19 32 8 22 0 0 1 2021-2022
55 24 38 62 5 26 5 17 1 0 1 2020-2021
41 16 31 47 -8 15 4 13 0 0 109 2019-2020
79 35 65 100 18 36 12 17 0 2 0 2018-2019
82 29 60 89 0 46 9 29 0 0 0 2017-2018
80 36 49 85 19 42 10 14 0 0 0 2015-2016
77 28 56 84 6 47 10 21 0 0 0 2014-2015
80 36 68 104 16 46 11 27 0 0 0 2013-2014
36 15 41 56 24 16 3 14 0 0 0 2012-2013
22 8 30 38 15 14 2 10 0 0 0 2011-2012
41 32 35 67 18 31 10 8 1 0 0 2010-2011
81 52 58 110 13 75 13 21 2 1 0 2009-2010
77 33 70 103 -3 76 6 32 0 2 0 2008-2009
53 24 50 74 8 39 6 23 0 1 0 2007-2008
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG PLAYOFF
6 1 1 2 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2020-2021
12 9 12 21 7 6 1 4 0 0 0 2018
24 8 19 27 4 10 4 5 0 0 0 2017
24 6 13 19 -2 4 3 6 0 0 0 2016
5 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015
13 1 8 9 -6 4 0 4 0 0 0 2014
14 7 8 15 -3 8 2 5 0 0 0 2013
6 3 5 8 -5 9 0 3 0 0 0 2012
13 6 13 19 5 6 1 8 0 0 0 2010
24 15 16 31 9 14 5 5 0 0 0 2009
20 6 21 27 6 12 2 12 0 0 0 2008

Sidney Crosby Statistical Graphs

Sidney Crosby Player Bio


Sidney Crosby

What can you say about Sidney Crosby. He’s a certain hall of famer who has won just about everything possible during his distinguished hockey career. The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia first made a name for himself playing minor hockey in Cole Harbour and nearby Dartmouth and then built on it as a junior in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Rimouski Oceanic. He led the league in scoring as a rookie with 135 points in 59 games, was named the rookie of the year and also the league’s MVP to become the first player in the QMJHL to win all three awards in a season. He won the scoring race and was named MVP and a First All-Star again the next season as the team won the league championship. Crosby led the playoff scoring race and was named postseason MVP. He was then named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team and led the tournament in scoring.

Crosby was definitely going to be selected first overall in the 2005 NHL Draft and the Pittsburgh Penguins were lucky enough to get the 5-foot-11-inch 200 lb center as he was sure to be a franchise player. He scored 102 points as a rookie in 2005/06, but finished second in Calder Trophy voting to Russian great Alexander Ovechkin. He was named to the All-Rookie Team though. Crosby led the league in scoring in his sophomore year in 2006/07 with 120 points and at the time became the only teenager and youngest player ever to win the Art Ross Trophy for the achievement. He was named the Hart Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award that season as the MVP and most outstanding player in the NHL and also won the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

He was named team captain to start the 2007/08 campaign and helped Pittsburgh reach the Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings, but lost in six games. However the two teams met again the next season with Pittsburgh taking the cup in seven games. The triumph meant Crosby was the youngest NHL captain to ever hoist the trophy. He scored a league-high 51 goals in 2009/10 to win the Maurice Richard Trophy and also took home the Mark Messier Leadership Award again. He then missed 113 games over the next three seasons due to concussion problems, but won the Ted Lindsay Award (formerly the Pearson Award) in 2012/13.

Crosby was healthy again in 2013/14 and won his second Art Ross and Hart Trophies and the Ted Lindsay Award for the third time with 36 goals and 68 assists for 104 points. Crosby led the Penguins to two more Stanley Cups in 2015/16 and 2016/17 and captured the Conn Smythe Trophy both years as the postseason MVP. He also won the Rocket Richard Trophy again in 2016/17 as his 44 goals in 75 games led the league. Heading into the 2018/19 season Crosby had been named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team four times and the Second Team three times.

Crosby has also shone internationally for Canada. He took a gold medal home from the World Junior Championships in 2005 as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics where he scored the overtime winner against the USA. He captained Canada to another gold medal at the 2014 Olympics as well as the 2015

World Championships. This led Crosby to membership in the Triple Gold Club for winning a Stanley Cup, Olympic Games and World Championship tournament. However, he’s the only member to win all three events as team captain. Crosby also wore the C at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 and won the MVP award and another gold medal.

A book would be needed to list all of Crosby’s achievements, so let’s just say ‘Sid the Kid’ can do it all. He plays the game at full speed despite his relatively small frame, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

ON-ICE VALUE
First-Line Center

STRENGTHS
Playmaking: Crosby complements his elite vision with a soft touch that allows him to gift teammates scoring chances. He can feather passes into high-traffic areas and see past the first layer of skaters to find an even better look. There’s no seam or window he can’t find. He’s one of the greatest setup men of all time.

Finish: He also scores at a solid rate because he doesn’t take bad shots. Most of his bids come from in tight, where his quick release and accuracy shine. He displays outstanding hand-eye coordination to tip shots from any angle. He also boasts one of the best backhands in the league.

Puck Protection: If there are YouTube videos celebrating just one aspect of your game, you’ve got to be incredible at it. Crosby’s skating and lower-body strength make him an absolute monster down low, regularly fending off defenders and creating separation with ease. There are times when you simply can’t get the puck off his stick.

WEAKNESSES
Defense: He’s a serviceable albeit inconsistent defender. On off nights, Crosby will trail the play and lose most races to the puck. He doesn’t always battle as hard as he should in front of the net either. He rarely gets out-skilled. He merely gets outworked by hungrier competition.

Puck Management: Though he can complete any pass you can imagine, that doesn’t mean he should attempt low-percentage setups on a regular basis. He’s developed a bad habit of tossing hopeless passes into a mess of bodies. When he’s frustrated, his decision-making spirals into the gutter.

Awards

Stanley Cup

Season Team
2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins
2008-2009 Pittsburgh Penguins

Prince of Wales Trophy

Season Team
2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins
2008-2009 Pittsburgh Penguins
2007-2008 Pittsburgh Penguins

Conn Smythe Trophy

Season Team
2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins
2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins

Hart Memorial Trophy

Season Team
2013-2014 Pittsburgh Penguins
2006-2007 Pittsburgh Penguins

Art Ross Trophy

Season Team
2013-2014 Pittsburgh Penguins
2006-2007 Pittsburgh Penguins

Maurice Richard Trophy

Season Team
2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins
2009-2010 Pittsburgh Penguins

Ted Lindsay Award

Season Team
2013-2014 Pittsburgh Penguins
2012-2013 Pittsburgh Penguins
2006-2007 Pittsburgh Penguins

Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award

Season Team
2009-2010 Pittsburgh Penguins

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