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Sidney Crosby | Center | #87

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (1) / PIT
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Sidney Crosby scored a goal and two assists in Canada's 6-0 win over the Czech Republic
And with that, Canada starts the tournament with a bang. Crosby opened the scoring in the first period when he banked the puck off Czech goalie Michal Neuvirth and in the net. Crosby then picked up an assist on Brad Marchand's first period goal and Joe Thornton's second period goal. Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Alex Pietrangelo also scored for Canada. Their next game is Tuesday against the United States. Sep 17 - 11:19 PM

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Sidney Crosby didn't play in Saturday's pre-tournament game against Team USA.

This was the second of back-to-back pre-tournament games against USA for Canada. Thursday's game turned into a very chippy affair and there was no sense in Canada head coach Mike Babcock dressing his captain for a second night in a row. By sitting Crosby, Canada had a chance to insert Corey Perry into the lineup. "We knew (Crosby) was going to make the team," said Babcock before the game. "We want to see everybody. We gave him a good go (Friday). We’re comfortable with that line. We’ve got other things that we don’t have solved so we’d like to solve those." Canada won 5-2 and Perry had two assists.
Sep 11 - 9:51 AM

Sidney Crosby will wear the "C" for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

Crosby will be the captain, while Chicago's Jonathan Toews and Montreal's Shea Weber will be assistant captains. These three players had the same leadership responsibilities during Team Canada's gold medal run at the 2014 Olympic Games. "Sid, Toews and Web are great men who have had unbelievable on-ice success," said Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock. "We look forward to them stepping up and leading our group as we work to achieve our ultimate goal at the World Cup."
Aug 25 - 11:58 AM

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrated their Stanley Cup victory with a parade on Wednesday.

"You guys are what make it so special to play here," Crosby told the crowd in attendance. "It's been an incredible run and we're happy to be back here in Pittsburgh." He also expressed his regret at not being able to close out the series on home ice in Game 5. Crosby captured the Conn Smythe Trophy after he collected 19 points in 24 playoff contests.
Jun 15 - 3:04 PM

Sidney Crosby was named the Conn Smythe trophy winner as the NHL's playoff MVP.

Crosby picked up two primary assists in Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup clinching win over the Sharks on Sunday night. The 28-year-old finished the postseason with six goals and 19 points in 24 games. This is Crosby's second Stanley Cup (the first was in 2009), but it's his first Conn Smythe trophy.
Jun 12 - 10:59 PM

Sidney Crosby had two assists in Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup clinching-win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

Pittsburgh's 3-1 win allowed them to claim the Stanley Cup in six games. This is the fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history (1991, 1992, 2009). Crosby picked up the primary assist on Kris Letang's game-winning goal and he added the only assist on Patric Hornqvist's empty-net goal. The Penguins captain finished the postseason with six goals and 19 points in 24 games. It was an interesting year for Crosby, as he got off to a slow start, but was arguably the best player in the league during the second half of the season.
Jun 12 - 10:50 PM

Sidney Crosby spoke about his first encounter with Gordie Howe.

"It was in my first or second year in Detroit after a game," Crosby said. "I didn’t expect it. It wasn’t something that was set up or anything. Like anyone else, you don’t even know what to say. You kind of shake his hand, you’re in awe. The way he spends time talking to people, there’s so many people who want to meet him, take a picture with him. He made you feel comfortable. Just a genuine person."
Jun 12 - 11:10 AM

Sidney Crosby is confident in the way Pittsburgh is playing even though the Penguins were unsuccessful in winning the Stanley Cup on Thursday night.

"You want to close it out, but like any playoff game, you have to turn the page," he said after the Sharks' 4-2 win in Game 5. "We did a lot of good things. That's the bottom line. We didn't sit back. The first five minutes, we didn't push the pace like we would have liked, but after that, we generated a lot of chances." Pittsburgh outshot San Jose 31-15 through the final two periods, but Martin Jones was excellent in goal for the Sharks. Crosby has been great throughout the playoffs and he'll be looking to end his three-game scoring skid in Game 6 on Sunday.
Jun 11 - 1:54 PM

Wayne Gretzky believes that Sidney Crosby re-established himself as the best player in the NHL in the second half of the season.

Crosby's 2015-16 campaign got off to a slow start, but he bounced back in a huge way after the midway point of the season. "He’s been, I think, terrific," Gretzky said of Crosby. "(Chicago Blackhawks winger) Patrick Kane had one of those special years and he’s definitely deserving of all the accolades that he’s getting, but I also felt that the last 40 games (of the regular season) Crosby was again the best player in the NHL. He just took his play to another level." The Penguins captain finished the regular season with 85 points in 80 games and he's added 17 points in 22 games during the playoffs. He's one win away from winning his second Stanley Cup.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 7 - 11:14 PM

Sidney Crosby was awfully surprised by Logan Couture's accusations that he cheats on the draw.

Couture also thought that Crosby gets the benefit of the doubt from the linesman dropping the puck. "I didn't expect that one," Crosby said. "I have one good game in the faceoff circle and all of a sudden I'm cheating on faceoffs. Probably not a coincidence there." Crosby has a 52.7% success rate on the draw in the 2016 playoffs. Stay tuned as the series is heating up.
Jun 4 - 10:15 AM

Logan Couture thinks Sidney Crosby cheats on the draw.

"He cheats," said Couture. "He gets away with that. He’s Sidney Crosby. He times them, and yet they don’t kick him out for some reason; probably because of who he is." On Crosby, San Jose's Marc-Edouard Vlasic felt that "maybe he should have been kicked out" on the faceoff that led to the game-winning goal. For his part, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan doesn't feel the accusations are worthy of a response. Crosby has a 52.7% success rate on the draw in the 2016 playoffs.
Jun 2 - 12:27 PM

Sidney Crosby registered an assist in a 2-1 overtime win against the Sharks Wednesday night.

Crosby has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He now has six goals and 17 points in 20 playoff contests.
Jun 2 - 9:23 AM

Sidney Crosby recorded an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over San Jose in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He set up a goal by Conor Sheary on a great backhand pass to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead in the first period. Crosby finished with four shots on goal and 20:40 of ice time, which led all forwards. Coach Mike Sullivan though Crosby "was a force all night."
May 31 - 9:23 AM

Sidney Crosby has scored the game-winner in all three of the Penguins' Eastern Conference Final victories.

Only one other Penguins player has ever scored three game-winning goals in a single series. That was Kevin Stevens back in 1991. If Crosby scores the game-winner again in Game 7, then he'll join Mike Bossy as the only other player to have four such markers in a single series.
May 25 - 1:23 PM

Sidney Crosby scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Crosby picked up the primary assist on Phil Kessel's first period, power play goal. He then extended the Penguins' lead to 3-0 with his goal at the 19:34 mark of the second period. Crosby finished the game with four shots on goal, a plus-2 rating and two hits in 18:09 of ice time. The Pens captain six goals and 15 points in 17 postseason games in 2016. Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also found the back of the net for the Penguins. Game 7 will take place in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The winner will advance to the Stanley Cup Final.
May 24 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
6Kevin Porter
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Derrick Pouliot
7Ian Cole
8Stuart Percy
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury