Sidney Crosby began playing competitive hockey as a child and continued to play throughout high school. He became a professional hockey player when he was chosen as the first round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005 NHL draft.Continue Reading
Sidney Crosby played hockey in local youth clubs and at Shattuck St. Mary's prep school in Minnesota. Upon returning to Canada, he played for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and for the Canadian Junior Hockey Team. He was the youngest player to ever score a goal during the World Junior Championships.
In 2009, as the youngest team captain in NHL history, Crosby led the Penguins to their first Stanley Cup win in nearly two decades.Learn more about Athletes
As of 2014, there are about 30 professional hockey players of black African descent, including Wayne Simmonds and Ray Emery, both of the National Hockey League Philadelphia Flyers. The NHL itself emphasizes that hockey is "for everyone," noting that many black players have played professional hockey since the 1950s.Full Answer >
The necessary equipment for roller hockey includes roller skates without brakes, a helmet, elbow pads, hockey gloves, an athletic cup, and pads for the knees and shins. Mouth guards and either a full face mask or a half mask are recommended.Full Answer >
National Basketball Association (NBA) player Chris Bosh was compared to a dinosaur, specifically a raptor, when he played for the Toronto Raptors. Bosh reportedly resembled the Toronto mascot thanks to his loud, open-mouthed, screaming celebrations of joy on the basketball court. Bosh as a dinosaur became a meme in June 2014 during the NBA playoffs. Bosh played with the Raptors from 2003 to 2010.Full Answer >
Former National Football League (NFL) player Deion Sanders was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams during his career. His first championship was with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX in January 1995. His second was with the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX in January 1996.Full Answer >