Sidney Crosby is one of the premiere stars in the NHL and one of Canada's most popular athletes. Crosby's rookie NHL season was a great success, earning 102 total points, though he would lose out to Alexander Ovechkin for Rookie of the Year. Crosby became the youngest scoring champion in professional U.S. sports history his sophomore season, with 120 points as a teenager. He won NHL MVP in 2007 and led the Pittsburgh Penguins to be Stanley Cup champions in 2009.
Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Crosby was drafted first overall by the Penguins out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). During his two-year major junior career with the Rimouski Ocanic, he earned back-to-back CHL Player of the Year awards and led his club to the 2005 Memorial Cup final. Nicknamed 'The Next One', 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'. In his first NHL season, Crosby finished sixth in league scoring with 102 points (39 goals, 63 assists) and was a runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy (won by Alexander Ovechkin).
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