Sidney Patrick Crosby was born on 7 August 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. He is a professional Canadian ice hockey player, currently a member and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins team in the NHL.
Sidney Crosby Net Worth $45 Million
Just how rich is this professional athlete? Sources estimate that Sidney Crosby’s net worth has currently reached an astounding amount of $45 million. In 2015, his annual earnings are reported to be approximately $12 million. Virtually all of his impressive net worth has been accumulated from the money he earns as a professional ice hockey player.
Sidney Crosby’s interest in ice hockey became obvious at a very early age: his father – Troy – being a player, a goaltender probably helped.Sidney started training in his basement at the incredibly young age of two and learned to ice skate when he was only three years old. Between the ages 12 and 15, Sidney attended Astral Drive Junior High School, then, in order to be a part of school’s hockey program, he transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Minnesota.
During his years in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he played for Rimouski Oceanic and contributed to them winning the Memorial Cup final in 2005. In the same year, Sidney was awarded as CHL’s Player of the Year and was referred to as the all-time favourite to be picked up by any team. That same year, he began his professional career in the NHL, signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney finished his first season being sixth in the league and in the second season in NHL, he won the Art Ross trophy and became the only teenager to have gained this title. During the same year he won two other prestigious awards – the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson award. During the years that followed, Sidney’s net worth became increasingly bigger. In 2007, Sidney Crosby became the captain of Pittsburgh Penguins and was nominated for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people list.
Sidney Crosby has also signed endorsement contracts with such famous brands as Reebok, Gatorade, Tim Horton’s and Bell. In 2008, Sidney was one of the famous athletes that starred in a documentary entitled “Pond Hockey” where he shared his experience in playing this sport. Sidney Crosby was a member of Canada’s national team at both the Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014) Winter Olympic Games winning the gold medal both times. In 2013, he won the THN Saku Koivu Award for Comeback Player and THN Mario Lemieux Award for Best Player.
Sidney Crosby keeps his personal life private. Sidney has been relatively secretive about his personal relationships, however, it is known that he is currently not married. He owns an elite farmhouse in Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania USA where he used to spend a lot of time. In 2006 he purchased a house in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.
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