How many Stanley Cups does Sidney Crosby have

How Many Stanley Cups Does Sidney Crosby Have? Career & Stats

Sidney Crosby has been a sensation in the NHL from the first day he stepped into the league. A lot of hype was around him before he came into NHL and a lot more was expected of him after he got drafted. Fortunately, he was able to meet up with the hype and currently records a lustrous career.

Sidney Crosby has played for 18 seasons so far and has had the opportunity to win the Stanley cup with the Penguins three times. This has also given him the chance to be placed with All-Time Greats of the NHL who won the cup in their career.

Stanley Cups Won By Crosby 

Sid The Kid (as he is fondly called) has won a total of three NHL Stanley Cups, winning them in his 4th, 10th and 11th NHL season. Read more on the history of the Stanley Cup.

2008-09 NHL Season 

Sidney Crosby First Stanley Cup

After entering the NHL, Crosby won his first Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2008-2009 NHL season. Although the Penguins made it to the finals in the 2007-08 season, they were knocked out by the Detroit Red Wings. Facing the Red Wings again at the Stanley cup finals the next season, the Penguins, under Crosby’s leadership, proved victorious, holding their first Stanley cup since the 1991-92 season.

During the rematch in the 2008-09 season, the Red Wings were leading in the first two series of the finals leaving many spectators to believe they had the cup in the bag. Surprisingly, the Penguins had a comeback in the third and fourth series levelling up the game to a 2-2 tie. 

During the fifth series, the Red Wings dominated it with a win but the score was tied again when the Penguins won the 6th game leading them to the 7th game, where the Penguins put up a 2-1 victory. The victory was a result of the beautiful duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

2015-16 NHL Season 

It took six years for the Penguins to finally make their way up to their next Stanley Cup finals where they face the San Jose Sharks. This was after their being knocked out at the conference semi-finals in the 2009-10 season, disappointing playoffs and Crosby’s injuries during the 2011-13 seasons.

Being their second Stanley Cup appearance since the one against the Red Wings, the Penguins dominated the San Jose Sharks winning the cup in six games. 

Sidney Crosby also dominated the playoffs and Stanley Cup final recording 36 goals and 49 assists in that season. He went further to win the most valuable player award that year. 

2016-17 NHL Season 

Crosby also led the Penguins to another Stanley Cup victory which was his third victory with the NHL franchise. It was also the franchise’s second consecutive Stanley cup win after the first from 1990-02. 

With 44 goals and 45 assists, Sidney Crosby went on to win the most valuable player award, being one of the three, ever to win the Conn Smythe consecutively. The first and second are NHL Hall of Famer, Bernie Parent and Mario Lemieux.

The 2016-17 season was amazing for the Penguins winning major games and skating their way into the Stanley finals where they faced the Nashville Predators who were day-viewing their first Stanley cup finals games. Similarly to the previous season, it was almost certain that the Penguins would win the Stanley cup for the second time in a row, which they eventually did. 

This was the third Stanley Cup for Crosby and the fifth for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby Career 

Sidney was on the path to greatness right from a tender age. From the onset, he had been dominating every hockey game he played. His influence and impact on the Pittsburgh Penguins are major reasons they have won 5 Stanley Cups. 

Sidney Crosby is referred to as the all-time greatest (next to Wayne Gretzky) because he is a good and well-rounded player. He has almost unrivalled stamina, tactics, game-making idea, intense stick skills, tough defence, a focused mindset, incredible goal-scoring stats and more. 

As far as it is a skill relevant to the sport, Crosby is good at it. More importantly, it is part of why he was able to lift the Penguins from not qualifying for the playoffs in four consecutive years to qualifying and winning the Stanley cup during his first four years

Here is a little history about the legendary NHL star, Sid The Kid. 

Sidney Crosby At An Early Age 

I believe Sidney Crosby was born solely for the game of hockey. The game ran in his blood as his father (Troy Crosby) was also a professional ice hockey goalie who won the President’s Cup and was a drafted goalkeeper of the Montreal Canadiens. 

Sid was born on August 7, 1987, in Halifax Nova Scotia. At the age of two, he started playing hockey and at the age of three, he was already staking on ice. By the time the young lad reached the age of five, he dominated the game for his age group. According to his coach then, he showed skills that had not been shown by any of the kids his age. 

Sidney’s skills in hockey were inborn as he dominated in games with players far older than him. More so, being the star of his hometown, he gained local media coverage at the age of seven, and before he clocked eighteen, he gained the attention of the national media. 

Later on, his parents put the 15-year-old Crosby in a hockey-centric school in Faribault, Minnesota where he stayed for a year. Following in the footsteps of his father, Crosby was the first pick of the Rimouski Océanic at the QMJHL draft (Quebec Major Joint Hockey League). 

The QMJHL was one of the three major junior hockey leagues in Canada where Canada’s best junior players are. Sid joined at age 16 to test himself among the Canadian’s best, and it turns out he was the best. 

At his first preseason game with the Rimouski Océanic, Crosby scored eight points. In his first season, he made a clear statement in the QMJHL, being the first junior league player to get the Rookie of the Year award, the MVP award, and at the same time lead the league with 135 points.

In The NHL

Crosby in  the NHL

The chances of Sidney Crosby being the first pick was undisputed, but the question was who would get the first pick during the draft. He entered the NHL draft in 2005 following an NHL lockout for the 2004-05 season. The following year the NHL then decided to use the lottery draft which gave all 30 NHL franchises a chance to have the first pick. 

Although Crosby hoped to play for the Montreal Canadiens, fate had a different plan for him. Eventually, the Pittsburgh Penguins were graced to have the first pick and the player of their choice was no other than Sidney Crosby

Before Sid joined the Penguins, they had three consecutive seasons of not making the playoffs finishing last in their division for three seasons. 

Although Sidney Crosby was the youngest player in the NHL, he was shouldered with the responsibility of dominating the ice. And luckily, that is exactly what happened. During his first season with the Penguins Crosby recorded 39 goals and 63 assists to be the youngest player to get over 100 points in a season

In the 06-07 season, Crosby was the captain of the Penguins and got a contract extension for 43.5 million dollars. During his second season (2006-07)  with the Penguins, Crosby took his team to their first playoff game in four years, however, defeat awaited them in their first game. 

The following season the Penguins made it to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since the 1991-92 season. In the finals, they faced the Red Wings, but unfortunately, despite tremendous efforts of Crosby, they lost the game. This was just followed by a Stanley Cup finals rematch the next year where they defeated the Red Wings in seven games to win their third Stanley cup.

Crosby would later go on to win two more Stanley Cups and other awards for his once-in-a-generation skill and talent in ice hockey.

Achievements of Sidney Crosby

TitleNumber of TrophiesSeason
Stanley Cup32007, 2016, 2017
Ted Lindsay Award32007, 2013, 2014
Conn Smythe Award22016, 2017
Art Ross Trophy22007, 2014
Hart Memorial Trophy22007, 2014
Mark Messier Leadership Award12010
Awards Won By Sidney Crosby
SeasonGames PlayedGoalsAssistPoints+/-
Stats of Sidney Crosby. Data from Statmuse.


Sidney Crosby will always be one of the All-Time Greats in the NHL. The ice hockey sensation played 18 seasons so far, and at the age of 34, he still puts up a remarkable game when he is on ice

The only expectation ice hockey fans want to see is how high this generational talent will rank on the board of players with the most career points. Only time can tell.

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