Fast Facts

  • Began playing organized hockey at age 5.
  • Played two years for Rimouski Oceanic in the Canadian Hockey League. Was named both Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in 2004, and Player of the Year again in 2005.
  • Was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft.
  • At age 17, signed multi-million dollar endorsement deals with Gatorade and Reebok.
  • Nicknamed The Next One (a play on Gretzky's The Great One).
  • Won the Art Ross Trophy in 2007.
  • Awarded the Order of Nova Scotia in 2008.
  • Part of the Pittsburgh Penguins team that won the Stanley Cup in 2009.
  • Won a gold medal as part of Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.


  • Trina Crosby — Mother
  • Troy Crosby — Father
  • Taylor — Sister


  • Birth Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Birthday: August 7, 1987, Leo
  • Profession: NHL player

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