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PENGUINS



Published: Sat, July 30, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



PENGUINS

Top draft pick

Name: Sidney Crosby.

Age, birth date: 17; Aug. 7, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Resides in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Vitals: 5-foot-10, 193-pound center.

Career: Chosen No. 1 by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL draft on Saturday; wore No. 87 in two seasons with Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League; Crosby had 66 goals and 102 assists in 62 games last season, after rookie campaign that featured 54 goals and 81 assists in 59 games; was the Canadian major junior player of the year both seasons; started skating when he was 4 and gave first newspaper interview at 7; played at Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school in Minnesota during 2002-03 year and scored 72 goals in 57 games; was No. 1 pick of Rimouski in midget draft; became youngest player to score for Canada's world juniors team when he had a goal at the championships at age 16 years, 4 months, 24 days.

Family: Parents, Troy and Trina; sister, Taylor.

Quote: "I want to come and play in the NHL next year. That's my goal, that's my focus right now. I'm going to put everything into that and try to move on from there."




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