Sidney Patrick Crosby
|Net Worth:||$55 Million|
|Birthday:||Aug 07, 1987|
|Age:||35 years old|
|Height:||5.9 feet (180cm)|
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|Last Updated:||February, 2023|
Securing a fortune through his professional skills as an ice hockey player, 35 years old Canadian-born Sidney Crosby stands as one of the most well-paid athletes of Canada’s National Hockey League (NHL) according to Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $55 million. His speed and stickhandling skills have helped him score well ever since he was a part of the Junior’s League and he has now become the captain of Pittsburgh Penguins. To know more about how this man carried his persona over the years, sources of his net worth, lifestyle and much more, wait no more to read this article in its entirety.
How Did Sidney Crosby Become Rich?
Ever since the age of three, Crosby had the opportunity to learn skating as his father himself served as a goalkeeper for the Montreal Canadiens. Growing up, he carried the same interests in college years and gained attention from another famous ice hockey icon, Wayne Gretzky, after having scored 72 goals in 57 games. Gretzky could foresee how this boy could one day break records he too had made over time.
With the coming of the 21st century, as had the speculations been made, Crosby went on to play as expected and joined this sport professionally at junior level. In 2003, at the age of 16, Sidney became a part of ‘Rimouski Oceanic’ of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (which stands as one of the three majorly existing ice hockey leagues altogether making up the ‘Canadian Hockey League’). While being drafted for this team, for within a time span of two years, he scored 120 goals in just 121 seasonal games.
Each year the NHL (National Hockey League functional in North America) conducts an annual meeting to allow its 31 teams to take in players of their choice for a particular sports season. This is known as the “NHL Entry Draft“. By the time Crosby was already playing for the Canadian National Junior Hockey Team. And so he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the tender age of 18. After only 2 years Sidney Crosby became the captain of his team, and interestingly, the youngest known captain in NHL history as well.
However, with all this ice hockey player had earned in the past, he faced some very hard times with regards to his health and career in 2011. On January 1, during the Winter Classic in Pittsburgh, he received a blow to his head by David Steckel (playing for the Washington Capitals). This injury, followed by a few consecutive others, caused him to skip ice hockey altogether for 8 months’ time. And even after his re-appearance he did show signs of an ongoing recovery process here and there.
However, in 2014 things came out better and he won his third ‘Ted Lindsay Award‘, a second ‘Art Ross Award’ along with another ‘Hart Memorial Trophy’. Not only did he bring himself back to the top after having suffered concussions for quite an extended period of time, but in the 2015-2016 season of NHL he helped his team make it to the top. So, that’s how his career went down the line, and he’s been estimated to have played the sport of his interest actively for almost 15 years of his life.
What Is Sidney Crosby Net Worth?
So, from what’s known about Sidney’s professional endeavors so far, it won’t be wrong to attribute his net worth of $55 million (as has been reported in 2023) solely to his career in the sport of hockey. Some other reports do mention the maximum salary he’s ever earned as $2 million. However, that’s not all since these players also receive additional signing bonuses and incentives when it comes to cash.
How Sidney Crosby Spends His Money?
As evident from how his life has been in relevance to his passion and career, it’s pretty easy to speculate and find out how much of his earnings are spent on healthy eating and to maintain physical wellbeing. His coach Andy O’Brien has made mention of that as well.
As for the place he lives in and calls home, one has been reported to have existed in Nova Scotia over a lake. And that’s where he finds time to enjoy another hobby in peace: fishing. With all the fame and monetary benefits he’s earned over time, the likelihood of expecting a mansion comes to mind very often. But, Sidney Crosby’s home is unlike that. Of course, it’s as comfy as Sidney would’ve liked, but it isn’t something as extravagant as any other property owned by people in the same boat as his.
And when it comes to cars, who don’t see people in sports being gifted with pricy cars? The same is the case with this superstar. However, on one occasion, when Crosby had scored 8 points in the NHL All-star game and receiving a Honda Passport Elite, he decided to gift it to a veteran. What a lad!
- In 2005, when Sidney was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins through the NHL Draft Entry, he was nicknamed ‘The Next One’, which was somewhat of a variation to the name former ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky had once received.
- Sidney Crosby has a son named Malkin Crosby Long.
- Sidney Crosby is married to Kathy Leutner. She is his wife.
- He had the privilege of being added to the list of ‘100 most influential people’ published by Ties Magazine in 2007.
- Crosby has been documented as the youngest ice hockey player ever to have received the ‘Art Ross Trophy’. It is awarded to the player who scores the most points at the end of a regular season at the NHL.
- In November 2019, Crosby underwent a core muscle surgery, as a result of which, he had to stay out of 28 games in total.
- On February the 20th of 2021, this ice hockey star celebrated the achievement of a very important professional milestone; the privilege of taking part in the 1000th game of his life.
- With the coming of the Corona Virus, Crosby was put on NHL’s Covid 19 protocol on the 2nd of March, 2021.