30. Crosby’s Homer
The Pittsburgh Penguins took a visit to PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ field, for some batting practice in 2010. As if Crosby’s Stanley Cup and incredible stats hadn’t proved he could do it all already, the captain grabbed a home run after not so many swings. So- not only can Crosby snipe a puck, but he can send a ball flying too.
29. “Welcome to Horton’s”
Let’s not forget, not too long ago, when Crosby and the Avs’ Nate MacKinnon took on the Tim Horton’s drive-thru for the first time. Crosby eagerly jumped behind the scenes to work the window for Tim Hortons and, despite he and MacKinnon forgetting a few orders, he had a blast.
28. Dryer Hockey on The Tonight Show
Don’t forget the time the recently drafted Crosby guest starred on The Tonight Show where he practiced his shooting on a clothes dryer– just like old times.
27. Post Lockout Lottery Odds
After the 2005 lockout, the NHL coined a new method to find the draft order which was determined by the last few years success. Each team had a minimum of one ball to a maximum of three balls to be drawn for their odds. The Penguins, one of a few teams with three odds, lucked out in a sweepstakes for Sidney Crosby that would change their franchise forever.
26. The 100 Point Rookie
Crosby made a huge splash in his rookie season and notches 102 points (39 G, 63 A) in his first NHL season. Don’t forget- the future captain also notched 110 PIM in his first season but, don’t worry, it wasn’t for anything major.
25. TIME’s Most Influential in 2007
In 2007, at the young age of 19, TIME magazine named the young star one of their 100 most influential people. If Crosby notched that title back then- imagine how influential he is now.