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Sidney Crosby

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Biography:

Sidney Crosby is an NHL player for the Pittsburgh Penguins. At the age of twenty, Crosby became the youngest team captain in NHL history. In 2009, Crosby led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup title.

Crosby was very successful in his first NHL season, breaking franchise records in assists and points for a rookie. He also became the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a single season. Sports Speaker Sidney Crosby continued to improve in his sophomore season, scoring his first NHL hat trick and recording the first six-point game of his career (one goal, give assists). He finished the season leading the NHL in scoring, which made him the first teenager to lead the NHL in scoring since Wayne Gretzky in 1980. In addition, he became the youngest scoring champion in any major North American professional sport. After a successful 2007 season, Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to win the Lester B. Pearson award, which is awarded annually to the NHL’s most outstanding player in the regular season. During the 2009 season, Crosby led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup title and surpassed benchmarks of 100 goals, 200 assists, and 300 points for his career. The following year, Crosby tied for first in the NHL in goals scored and finished second in league points. He also received the Mark Messier Leadership Award for setting a positive example on and off the ice.

Crosby holds endorsement deals with Reebok, Bell, Tim Hortons, and Gatorade. In 2007, Crosby was nominated for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. In addition, Crosby has designed a fashion line. In 2009, Sidney Crosby established a foundation that improves the lives of children who are sick and struggling. After the 2010 Olympics Game, Sidney donated all his winnings to the charity. He has also sold several of his jerseys for various charitable causes.