Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently serves as the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, and he has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.
Crosby began playing hockey at a young age and quickly developed into a prodigious talent.
He was drafted first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut for the team in 2005.
Since then, Crosby has become the face of the franchise and has led the team to three Stanley Cup championships (2009, 2016 and 2017).
In addition to his success with the Penguins, Crosby has also had a highly successful international career.
He has represented Canada in numerous international tournaments, including the Olympics, and has won multiple gold medals.
Crosby is known for his exceptional skill, leadership, and work ethic, and he is widely respected by his peers and fans alike.
Sidney Crosby early life
Crosby was born on August 7, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and grew up in the nearby town of Cole Harbour where he began playing hockey at a young age.
His upbringing was heavily influenced by his family’s love of hockey.
Crosby’s father, Troy Crosby, was a goaltender in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and his mother, Trina Forbes, was a competitive figure skater.
His parents were both heavily involved in his hockey development, with his father serving as his coach for many years.
Crosby attended Astral Drive Junior High School in Cole Harbour before transferring to Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota, for his high school education.
At Shattuck-St. Mary’s, he played for the school’s hockey team and was named the team’s most valuable player in both his sophomore and junior years.
Sidney Crosby wife
Crosby is not married, but he has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Kathy Leutner, who is a professional model.
The couple has been together since around 2008 and they live together in a mansion in Grand Lake, Halifax.
Leutner was born on December 13, 1987, in Chantilly, Virginia, United States, and grew up with her younger sister, Jennifer Ann Dybsky.
She completed her intermediate-level education at Chantilly High School in 2004 and played lacrosse for her high school varsity girls’ team.
Leutner is known for her successful modeling career and has been featured on the covers of several fashion and fitness magazines.
Crosby has always been private when talking about his personal life, especially his relationship with Kathy, so the couple is rarely seen together in public.
Sidney Crosby career
Crosby began his hockey career at a young age and quickly gained recognition for his exceptional skills on the ice.
He played for the Rimouski Océanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and was selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Crosby made his NHL debut in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the league’s top players.
He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year in his first season and has since won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.
Crosby has won three Stanley Cup championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins, in 2009, 2016 and 2017.
He has also won two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada, in 2010 and 2014, and a World Cup of Hockey championship in 2016.
Throughout his career, Crosby has been known for his exceptional skill, leadership and work ethic.
He has won two Hart Memorial Trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player, two Art Ross Trophies as the league’s leading scorer, and two Conn Smythe Trophies as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Crosby has also been a strong advocate for various charitable causes, including the Sidney Crosby Foundation, which supports children’s charities in Nova Scotia.