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Sidney Crosby | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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Sidney Crosby said that he's excited about Phil Kessel's speed.
"Speed. I think that's probably the first thing that comes to mind," Crosby said. "He's a threat with his shot and with his feet, but I think his feet kind of create everything for him." Kessel has had some very good seasons while playing with average centers. His offensive upside while playing with Crosby or Malkin is huge. Aug 29 - 9:29 AM

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Sidney Crosby and about eight of his teammates will begin informal, players only, on-ice workouts on Aug. 17 at the Penguins' new practise rink.

Crosby describes an extra oomph of excitement surrounding the team after the off-season moves. "That sense of anticipation, knowing the guys you brought in, knowing they're going to be big parts of the team. … Having that expectation there is something that gets everybody excited to start the year." Crosby spoke to potential new linemate Phil Kessel earlier this month on the phone, helping the former Maple Leaf find a place to live in Pittsburgh. "Hopefully in Pittsburgh, he doesn't have to deal with as much of that pressure," Crosby said. "He can just be someone else on the team. Definitely with the way he can skate and shoot, he's going to help us."
Aug 16 - 10:00 AM

The Penguins opened up the 185,000-square-foot UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex to serve as their new practice facility.

The massive complex will also serve as a public skating rink, sports medicine clinic and physical therapy center. The Penguins had previously skated at their home ice rink, the Consol Energy Center, but will now use this facility as their practice ice. The complex will hold two full-size hockey rinks within a half-mile perimeter; one ice surface specifically for the Penguins use. The players will surely not be complaining about their new addition.
Aug 15 - 6:02 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of two NHL teams whose top five players will account for more than 50 percent of their salary cap space.

The other team is the Chicago Blackhawks. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury will make $38 million in 2015-16, which is 53.2 percent of their cap. "You can have one philosophy or another on it, but I feel that sometimes your philosophy is adjusted to the players that you have," assistant general manager Jason Botterill said. "This is the situation we have here. We're very excited about the players we have. It's our job to make it work."

Sidney Crosby joined the "Triple Gold Club" on Sunday when he won the gold medal at the World Hockey Championship.

He's the 26th player to win the Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal and the World Championship title. Team Canada posted a perfect 10-0 record at the tournament and Crosby, who served as the captain, collected 11 points in nine games.
May 18 - 12:18 PM

Sidney Crosby and Team Canada defeated Russia 6-1 in the Gold Medal Game at the World Hockey Championship on Sunday.

Crosby has now won an Olympic Gold, a World Junior Gold and a World Championship Gold. The Penguins captain scored a goal and an assist in the game. Canada was dominant (and undefeated) throughout the entire tournament and that didn't change on Sunday. Not only did they jump out to a 6-0 lead before Russia scored a late goal, but they held the Russians to just 12 shots in the entire game. Cody Eakin (Dallas), Tyler Ennis (Buffalo), Tyler Seguin (Dallas), Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado) and Claude Giroux (Flyers) also scored for Team Canada.
May 17 - 5:31 PM

Sidney Crosby will play for team Canada at the World Hockey Championships.

The Penguins were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday night, and we now find out that Crosby has committed to play for his country. Obviously, this is a huge boost to Canada's roster and their chances of winning the gold medal have increased significantly. Canada already had a strong roster with big names such as Tyler Seguin and Matt Duchene, but Crosby's arrival will drop everyone down a notch on the pecking order. The 27-year-old finished the 2014-15 season with 28 goals and 84 points in 77 games. He had two goals and four points in five playoff games.
Apr 26 - 11:45 AM

Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead the Penguins to a 4-3 win against the Rangers in Game 2 of their first-round series Saturday night.

Crosby scored two goals in a row in the second period, at 14:07 and 18:46. The two markers surpass last season’s playoff total of one in 13 games. Crosby is still just as dangerous as ever, even if his goal/point (28/84) ratio was "down." Chris Kunitz (goal, two assists) and Brandon Sutter (goal, assist) registered the other goals. Pittsburgh killed off six of seven Rangers power plays in this game.
Apr 18 - 11:17 PM

The playoffs have not been kind to Sidney Crosby of late as he has only one goal in his last 19 games.

That's a pretty awful streak for the superstar center and the slump continued in Game 1 against the Rangers as he managed only one shot on goal for the Penguins against Henrik Lundqvist. He will need to be a lot better if Pittsburgh hopes to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Apr 18 - 9:03 AM

Sidney Crosby had just one shot on goal and a minus-one rating in Game 1 of the Penguins' first round series against the New York Rangers.

Crosby is one of the best players in the league and the Penguins need to him to play a big role going forward if they're going to make it past the New York Rangers. He had a rough time in the 2014 playoffs too with just one goal and nine points in 13 games.
Apr 17 - 11:25 AM

Sidney Crosby did everything in his power to lead his Penguins to victory, but they fell to the Senators 4-3 instead on Tuesday night.

Crosby was a man on a mission, scoring his 28th goal just 10 seconds into the game. Across 21:21 of ice time, including 5:19 on the power play, Crosby won 54% of his draws and sent six pucks towards the net. Crosby is now tied for the league-lead with John Tavares with 83 points this season.
Apr 8 - 12:24 AM

Sidney Crosby was held pointless for the fifth time in his last seven games against the Flyers.

Before you think that he has huge trouble against Philadelphia, think again as he has 76 points against the orange and black in 52 career games. Crosby continues to lead the NHL in points with 81, one ahead of Alex Ovechkin and John Tavares.
Apr 6 - 8:06 AM

Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby scored the Penguins' lone goal Wednesday night in a 4-1 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Crosby's goal was his 26th of the season. It was also the 300th of his career. It was scored at 3:29 of the first period. It was all Philly from that point on, though, as the Flyers tied it at 1-1 on Vincent Lecavalier's eight goal of the season at 17:14 of the first period and then scored three goals (two by Brayden Schenn) in the second and third periods. The Pens played this one without their other superstar forward, Evgeni Malkin, who was a late scratch because of an undisclosed injury. Malkin returned after missing six games because of a lower-body injury against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday and produced two assists in a 3-2 Pittsburgh victory. He also played Sunday against the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 1 - 10:54 PM

For the first time in a long time, Sidney Crosby enjoyed a three-point game. He factored into every Pittsburgh Penguins goal in a 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes.

Crosby's 25th goal of the season was the game-winner, and with two assists, he has the NHL points lead with 78. Evgeni Malkin had two assists in his return and Steve Downie had a big showing in his own right on Saturday.
Mar 28 - 5:00 PM

Sidney Crosby netted a goal and added an assist in the Penguins’ 3-1 win against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

Crosby also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating. He scored his 24th goal of the season on the empty net, and he assisted on Daniel Winnik’s goal in the second period. Crosby has had a quiet (to his standards) season, but he does have 74 points, which is good for tops in the NHL. Brandon Sutter had the other goal, while getting seven shots on net.
Mar 21 - 11:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Eric Fehr
5Matt Cullen
6Kevin Porter
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Sergei Plotnikov
3David Perron
4Beau Bennett
5Bobby Farnham
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Pascal Dupuis
4Daniel Sprong
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Ian Cole
4Ben Lovejoy
5Rob Scuderi
6Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff