Sidney Crosby was born August 7, 1987, in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.The son of a hockey player—his father, Troy, a goaltender, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984—young Crosby first learned to skate when he was just 3 years old.In 2009–10, he received the Mark Messier Leadership Award and scored 51 goals, winning the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer.In 2011, Crosby sustained a concussion as a result of hits to the head in back-to-back games.He became the youngest player to record 200 career points. - Days before the 2005 NHL draft, when 17-year-old Sidney Crosby was interviewing with all 30 teams, the New York Rangers asked him the mother of all questions."They asked, 'If we could give you a pill that you could take that would guarantee that you would be part of a Stanley Cup-winning team and a Olympic gold medal team, but you couldn't live past age 25, would you take that pill? Crosby knew the Rangers were trying to ascertain whether he would be willing to do anything for his team.
After his success throughout high school and a strong junior career, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Crosby first overall in the 2005 NHL draft.
"Just a number to me." Crosby has accomplished a great deal recently and his success in the past 26-plus months has been well-documented.
He is also just the eighth player to post 1,000 points and win three Stanley Cups before hitting the age of 30.
He began skating at age 3, and practiced shooting pucks at his family's clothes dryer when he was 2.
He was named Penguins' team captain in 2007 when he was just 19 years old. He and fellow center Evgeni Malkin combined to form a dominant offensive duo for the Penguins.
Look for the Golden Knights to select Fleury off the Penguins roster.