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Sidney Crosby  #87

NUMBER: 87 BIRTHDATE: August 7, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Cole Harbour, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
Crosby will be playing for Canada for the fourth time in his career. He captured a gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Championship after defeating Alex Ovechkin's Russian team in the Final and won silver at the 2004 tournament, after Canada gave up a 3-1 lead to the U.S. in the third period.

Played on Canada's top offensive line at the 2005 World Juniors with Patrice Bergeron and Corey Perry, now of the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks, respectively.

Played on one of the all-time great Canadian teams at the 2005 World Junior Championships -- along with fellow 2010 Olympians Mike Richards, Brent Seabrook, Shea Weber, Corey Perry, Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Getzlaf.

Received the call that he was a member of Canada's 2010 Olympic team from one of his boyhood role models, Steve Yzerman.  "To receive the call from him was pretty special."

Became the youngest player to ever win the scoring title at the World Championship in 2006 (18 years of age) in Riga, Latvia (8-8-16 in 9 games), playing on a line with Boston's Patrice Bergeron and St. Louis' Brad Boyes.

On Dec. 28th, 2003, at 16 years, four months and 24 days, became the youngest player to ever score a goal for the Canadian Junior Team.

Quote of the Day

I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday