Olympic Profile: Sidney Crosby represents Canada in his first Olympics, as an alternate captain for the Canadian men’s national hockey team at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. Why he’s cool: Sid the Kid keeps getting better in the NHL. He’s a natural goal scorer and can make passes like few others in the league. This superstar lead his team back to the Stanley Cup final and to its first championship since Mario Lemieux did it in 1992. He also became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup, (21 years, 10months, and 5 days). What he did: In the 2005-06 season, Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to reach 100 points in a single season – a record not even The Great One (Wayne Gretzky). He finished the 2006-07 NHL season as the youngest team captain in the history of the NHL; the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy. That same year, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson award. What he earns: Crosby signed a five-year contract for $43.5 million dollars ensuring his stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins until the 2012-13 season. Crosby Trivia: His jersey number (87) and his 2007 contract signing ($8.7 million per year) reflect his birth date (8/7/87). He weighs 193 pounds (87.5 kg)
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