Posted by: Female Perspective | September 29, 2010

Wednesday: Sidney Crosby

At only 23 years old, Sidney Crosby is showing the world that hockey players are no longer guys with crooked noses and missing teeth and at the same time he is taking the game by storm

.  Sidney grew up in Canada and played hockey his entire life.  After spending two years playing in the Canadian major junior hockey league, he was labeled as “The Next One”.  In 2005 at only 18 years old, Crosby was the 1st overall draft pick for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  He was one of the most highly anticipated players to ever be drafted by the NHL.

In his first season with the Penguins, Crosby finished sixth in scoring with 39 goals and 63 assists.  In his second season, Crosby led the league in scoring with 36 goals and 84 assists and he also won the Art Ross Trophy.  He became the youngest player and only teenager to win a scoring title in any major sports league in North America.  In 2009, Crosby became the youngest captain to ever led his team to win the Stanley Cup Championship.  In the 2010 Winter Olympics, Crosby scored the winning goal against the United States to get the gold medal for Canada.

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