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.Know More
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
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 >
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 >
As of September 2014, the player who has scored the most Champions League goals is Raul with 71. Raul captained Real Madrid for much of his career, during which he helped the Spanish team win the Champions League three times. In 2010, Raul joined the German club Schalke.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Yogi Berra has won more World Series rings than any player in the history of the game. The catcher/outfielder won 10 rings during his career with the New York Yankees from 1946-1965.Full Answer >