Sidney Crosby is considered one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. Even before stepping into the National Hockey League, he set multiple records and won various awards in the minor leagues and the international level. Due to that, he was one of the most anticipated players ever to be drafted in the NHL. Some even dubbed the 2005 NHL Draft Lottery as the “Sidney Crosby Lottery” or the “Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes.” In this article, however, we will be talking about Sidney Crosby’s net worth in 2022.

Net Worth$75 million
Salary$8.7 million (2021-2022)
SponsorsAdidas, Gatorade, Tim Hortons, Abercrombie & Fitch, Reebok, Bell, Gatorade

Sidney Crosby’s net worth in 2022 (estimate): $75 million

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Sidney Crosby’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be valued at $75 million. This is according to multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.

Before we dive into his successful professional career, let’s take a look at where it all started for “Sid the Kid.”

Sidney Patrick Crosby was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 7, 1987, to Troy and Trina Crosby. His father was a goaltender who played for the Verdun Junior Canadiens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He also played in the 1985 Memorial Cup and was drafted with the 240th overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984, but he never played in the NHL.

Growing up, Crosby was a big fan of hockey great Steve Yzerman, and, like his father, he was also a Canadiens fan. He then began playing hockey at the age of 2 years old in their basement, where he shot pucks in a net in front of their family dryer. Sidney learned how to skate at the age of 3 years old.

He attended Astral Drive Junior High School from age 12 to 15. He was a straight-A student and was praised by the vice principal as an amazing role model. When he was 15, he transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota, where he played for the school’s hockey program. At the same time, he was also playing for the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL.

Sidney Crosby started his junior career as the No. 1 overall pick of the Rimouski Oceanic in the 2003 Midget Draft of the QMJHL. He finished his rookie season with 54 points and 81 assists in 59 games played en route to winning the Jean Béliveau Trophy as the QMJHL leading scorer, the RDS/JVC trophy as the Rookie of the Year, and the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy as the MVP — making him the first player to win all three awards in one season.

He continued to dominate the league the following season as he finished with 66 goals, 102 assists, and 168 points in 62 games played. He later led Oceanic to the President’s Cup victory after defeating the Halifax Mooseheads in the finals.

As the season concluded, Crosby attended the NHL prospect combine as he prepared for the 2005 NHL Draft.

Rimouski Oceanic retired Sidney Crosby’s No. 87 jersey in 2019, and the QMJHL followed suit as all teams retired his number.

Due to the labor lockout that suspended the 2004-2005 NHL season, the order for the 2005 draft was based on each team’s playoff appearances and draft lottery victories in the last four years. The lottery system was dubbed as the “Sidney Crosby Lottery” or the “Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes.”

Sidney Crosby was selected with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He then signed a three-year deal worth $11.1 million with a $255,000 signing bonus.

By the midway of the season, Crosby was named as an alternate captain, drawing flak as he was just 18 years old at that time. Despite that, he finished the season setting rookie franchise records for assists (63) and points (102). He was also the youngest player to reach 100 points in an NHL season. Unfortunately, he failed to win the Rookie of the Year as it went to Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin.

He carried the momentum from his rookie year to his sophomore year as he finished his second season with 36 goals and 84 assists, making him the first teenager to be the NHL's leading scorer since Wayne Gretzky in 1980. He was also the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy and the youngest scoring champion in any major North American professional sport.

To put the cherry on top, Sidney Crosby won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP and the Lester B. Pearson Award (the youngest to ever win the award) as the league’s most outstanding player in the regular season. He also became the youngest player to be included on the NHL’s First All-Star Team.

On July 10, 2007, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed Sidney Crosby to a five-year, $43.5 million contract extension. In this season, he was limited to only 53 games due to injury. Despite that, he still helped the Penguins reach the 2008 Stanley Cup Final to face the Detroit Red Wings. Unfortunately, they fell to Detroit in six games.

The following year, Crosby and the Penguins met the Red Wings once again in the Stanley Cup Final. This time around, he led Pittsburgh to a championship in seven games, making him the youngest NHL captain to win the Stanley Cup since 1985.

Despite injury-riddled seasons from 2010 to 2012, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby agreed to a 12-year, $104.4 million extension on June 28, 2012. Unfortunately, the 2012-2013 season started with a lockout and was postponed until January 6, 2013.

During the 2015-2016 season, Crosby and the Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final to face the San Jose Sharks and won the series in six games, giving Crosby his second Stanley Cup. The following year, they were back in the Stanley Cup Final once again. This time, to face the Nashville Predators. Crosby and the Penguins dispatched Nashville for their second straight Stanley Cup win, making them the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the 1997-1998 Detroit Red Wings.

On February 21, 2021, Sidney Crosby became the first player in Penguins history to play 1,000 games with the franchise.

As of this writing, the Penguins are still looking for their fourth Stanley Cup title since Crosby joined the team.

According to Spotrac, Sidney Crosby has earned $146,890,244 in his 17 years in the NHL. Once his contract expires, he will have made a total of $155,890,244.

As for his national team career, Sidney Crosby has led Canada to two Winter Olympic gold medals, one World Championships gold medal, and one World Cup gold medal.

Sidney Crosby’s Career Achievements:

  • 8x NHL All-Star
  • 1x NHL All-Star Game MVP
  • 2x Art Ross Trophy (Scoring Leader)
  • 2x Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP)
  • 3x Ted Lindsay Award (Most Outstanding Regular-Season Player)
  • 3x Stanley Cup Champion
  • 2x Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP)
  • 10x Pittsburgh Penguins MVP

As of this writing, Sidney Crosby has a total of 517 goals, 892 assists, and 1,409 points in 1,108 games played in the NHL.

On May 29, 2010, Sidney Crosby signed the richest endorsement contract in NHL history with Reebok. They agreed to pay him at least $1.4 million per year for five to seven years. In 2015, he signed a contract with another sports apparel giant, Adidas, for six years. He also has endorsement deals with Bell, Tim Hortons, and Gatorade.

In 2009, he created the Sidney Crosby Foundation, an organization that is committed to helping charities benefiting children in need.

He also started the Sidney Crosby Hockey School with goals to help children develop their hockey skills. He also launched the “Little Penguins Program” in which he provides free equipment and lessons to more than 10,000 local youngsters in Pittsburgh.

It is still unknown when the 34-year-old will call it quits on his hockey career. His contract will keep him at Pittsburgh until the end of the 2024-2025 season, and no one knows if he will get another extension after that.

With all of that being said, were you surprised about Sidney Crosby’s net worth in 2022?