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20 Facts About Sidney Crosby

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Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

Ice Hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league composed of 31 member clubs: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.

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Crosby was drafted first overall by the Penguins out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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During his two-year major junior career with the Rimouski Océanic, he earned back-to-back CHL Player of the Year awards and led his club to the 2005 Memorial Cup final.

Junior hockey is ice hockey competition generally for players between 16 and 21 years of age.

The 2005 Memorial Cup was held May 21–29, 2005 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario.

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Nicknamed "The Next One" and "Sid the Kid", he was one of the most highly regarded draft picks in hockey history, leading many to refer to the 2005 Draft Lottery as the "Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes".

The Next One is a nickname that has belonged to the following ice hockey players:

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In his first NHL season, Crosby finished sixth in league scoring with 102 points and was a runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy.

The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League."

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By his second season, he led the NHL with 120 points to capture the Art Ross Trophy, becoming the youngest player and the only teenager to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.

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That same season, Crosby won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player and the Lester B. Pearson Award for most outstanding player as judged by his peers.

The Ted Lindsay Award, formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association.

In sports, a most valuable player award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best-performing player in an entire league, for a particular competition, or on a specific team.

The Hart Memorial Trophy, originally known as the Hart Trophy, is awarded annually to the "player judged most valuable to his team" in the National Hockey League.

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He started the 2007–08 season with the team's captaincy and subsequently led them to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, where they were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in six games.

The 2008 Stanley Cup Final was the best-of-seven NHL championship series of the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs contested between the Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

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The Penguins returned to the Finals against Detroit the following year and won in seven games; Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup.

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In the 2009–10 season, Crosby scored a career-high 51 goals, winning the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer.

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During the off-season, he received the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Mark Douglas Messier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey center of the National Hockey League and former special assistant to the president and general manager of the New York Rangers.

The Mark Messier Leadership Award is a National Hockey League award that recognizes an individual as a superior leader within their sport, and as a contributing member of society.

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In 2010–11, Crosby sustained a concussion as a result of hits to the head in back-to-back games.

Concussion, also known as minor head trauma or mild traumatic brain injury is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.

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The injury left him sidelined for the rest of the season, and for most of the 2011–12 campaign.

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In 2013–14, Crosby again won the Hart Memorial Trophy as well as his second Art Ross Trophy and his third Ted Lindsay Award.

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In 2015–16, Crosby captained the Penguins to the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals, where they defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games.

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Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

Constantine Falkland Cary Smythe, MC was a Canadian businessman, soldier and sportsman in ice hockey and horse racing.

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In the following season, he captured his second Rocket Richard Trophy, and was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

In 2017, the NHL commemorated its 100th anniversary with a list of the 100 Greatest NHL Players.

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Internationally, Crosby has represented Canada in numerous tournaments for the country's junior and men's teams.

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He played in back-to-back World Junior Championships, winning silver in 2004 and gold in 2005.

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At the 2006 IIHF World Championship, he led the tournament in scoring, while also earning Top Forward and All-Star Team honours.

2006 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium, the 6th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

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