Sidney Crosby is a notable Canadian professional hockey player born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 7th, 1987 and has a current net worth of about $45 million dollars.
Crosby’s most recognized moments during his ice hockey career include his overtime goal causing a gold medal win for the Canadian men’s team during the home game of the 2010 Winter Olympics hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Crosby debuted his career with the NHL in 2005 as part of the Pittsburgh Penguins. During this season as a rookie, Crosby had scored 102 points, beating a record to become the youngest player to score over 100 points during a single season. His points grew during his second season with the NHL, as he scored 120 points in the year of 2006. At the young age of nineteen, this caused him to become the youngest player to lead the NHL’s scoring system. Crosby also held another achievement in being the youngest captain in the NHL when he was awarded the title for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2007.
Crosby has also taken part in Olympic teams and World Championship teams. Although he was not included for the 2006 team, Crosby was invited to the 2010 and 2014 Canadian Winter Olympic ice hockey teams. He was awarded the title of alternate captain for the 2010 men’s team and scored the famous winning goal in overtime to bring a gold medal win for Canada.
Crosby was granted the title of captain for the men’s hockey team during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, also bringing home a gold medal win for the country. A further gold medal was won for Canada during the 2015 World Championships in the Czech Republic, in which Crosby was also titled as captain.
Currently, he still serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the United States, after signing a 12-year agreement in 2007 for $95.4 million dollars, with a salary of $12 million a year for the first nine years of the contract. In February 2016, Crosby scored his 900th point of his NHL career.