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Sidney Crosby: biography
Canadian hockey player Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain in the history of the NHL. He was born August 7, 1987 in the family of the goalkeeper, which explains his passion for hockey. However, the father, unlike son, never had to play in the NHL.
In an interview, Sidney Crosby said that he first picked up a club when he was two years old. It happened in the basement of the house where they lived. Near the «place of exercise» was a tumble dryer. After a few shots of the future striker he was brought down once and for all.
In three years, Crosby Jr. confidently stood on the skates. He soon started training at the children’s school, and in parallel with hockey played tennis.
Career Sidney Crosby began in 2003, when he first played for the Junior hockey League’s Rimouski Oceanic. In the national team he played two seasons. Both seasons received the titles of best scorer and best player.
In summer 2014, Crosby was offered a contract with the Hamilton team. He had to play it three years for 7.5 million dollars. 17-year-old hockey player from tempting offers refused. The refusal was motivated by the fact that he is not ready to play for a professional adult team. The athlete was cunning, because for two years in the Junior League he was forced to talk about themselves journalists and coaches. Wayne Gretzky once said that only Sidney Crosby able to break records in the NHL.
The first season in the NHL he played in 2005-2006. He was lucky to play about 20 games with the NHL legend Mario Lemieux. But due to frequent injuries Sidney finished his career in the middle of the season, by this time he had new records.
The next season marked the first time hockey new victories and new status. In may 2007, Crosby became the captain of the team «the Penguins». He was 20 years old. After the season he signed a contract with this club, under which was supposed to stand for «Penguin» until the summer of 2012. The amount of the contract amounted to 43.5 million dollars.
2007-2009, were a difficult period for Sidney Crosby. In one of the matches he injured his ankle and for a time retired from the game. Then had another injury and again missed games.
The team was unstable, so the owner took the decision to replace head coach. Michel Therien at this position was replaced by Dan Bails. The game «Penguins» has become more confident. At the end of the season, Crosby became the third in the list of the best scorers in the NHL.
Crosby twice led his team to the Stanley Cup finals. The first time they lost, but a year later took revenge with a score of 4:3. Both times the Penguins met with «Detroit». At the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Sidney scored the winning goal in the final of the match «USA-Canada», and four years later at the Olympics in Sochi repeated the success received in the asset’s second Olympic medal. In 2015 the world Championship held in the Czech Republic, Sidney Crosby again won the gold.
About Crosby saying he’s equally good in defense and attack, he clearly sees the field hockey and quickly reacts to the situation, occupying a striking position. Among the strengths of hockey will include highly technical riding, but frequent injuries and an explosive character is his cons.
In 2005-2010 Sidney Crosby lived in Mario Lemieux’s house, and then bought their own house nearby.
Hockey not yet married, says that it is difficult to find a girl who will understand his way of life. His ideal woman is independent, a friend who is willing to endure his absence and to love him not for money. Sidney Crosby — not the ladies ‘ man, his love Affairs, the press says nothing. In 2008-2009, he met with American Katie Lyutner. She is a model, but the couple broke up.
Besides hockey Crosby has been producing their own clothing together with brand Reebok. He says that the model they came up with the whole family, that was interesting. Sidney loves expensive cars, good wine and computer games, however, he plays them normally in the aircraft.
Free time hockey player prefers to spend on the shore of a lake or river, where there is no hustle and bustle, but there is a peace, nature, serenity, alien metropolises.