Pro-Player Spotlight: Sydney Crosby


Brandon Lawrence, Editor

Sydney Patrick Crosby is a Centre for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby was born in the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 7, 1987, to Troy and TrinaCrosby. Crosby’s jersey number (87) and 2007 contract signing ($8.7 million per year) reflect his birthdate (8/7/87). Crosby was selected 1st overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and is widely known as one of the GOATs.
He spent some time in the junior leagues with Rimouski Océanic. He was an instant hit with the team and earned many awards, he even led them to the 2005 memorial cup. Océanic and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League retired Crosby’s jersey number 87 in 2019.
His rookie season was something to witness I was told. Crosby debuted in the NHL during the 2005–06 season, recording 102 points and finishing as runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL Rookie of the Year. By his second season, he led the NHL with 120 points to capture the Art Ross Trophy, becoming the youngest player and the only teenager to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.
While being one of the most potent weapons in the entire NHL, this is only true when he is healthy. He is made of glass honestly which is frustrating because of how deadly he is when he is on the ice. The Penguins have to invest in the future because an aging Crosby is not the answer. Youngblood is needed to give the Penguins a push in the right direction.