The NHL lockout was the year prior to Crosby being drafted which cancelled the 2004-2005 season, so the 2005 draft order was determined by lottery that was conducted on July 22, 2005. Each NHL team was assigned one to three lottery balls based on their playoff appearances and first overall draft picks from the previous three years. In the end, the stars were aligned once more for the Pittsburgh Penguins who won the lottery allowing them to choose Crosby as their first round draft pick of 2005 in what is now affectionately known by some as “The Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes / Lottery.”
What’s Hot – is it really necessary to elaborate? This entire site is practically dedicated to Sid's hotness!! But, if I must, I must. Well, let's start with the obvious - he's simply gorgeous; milk-chocolaty brown eyes accented with eyelashes that are the envy of any girl, dark curly locks that frame his beautiful face; a firm chiseled upper body with enormously manly thighs that leads to a deriere that can fill out the dullest of jeans; but the crown-jewel has to be that smile (OH - that smile!)!
And his work ethic is second to none - he's a hard worker and leads by example. What girl doesn't love a hard-working man? The way he handles himself with the media and fans is so refreshing; he's all business on the ice, but he doesn't take crap and when I see him mouthing off on the ice -- gosh, it curls my toes; I find that so manly!!
What’s Hockey (it’s a LONG story and he’s only 21!) – Trophy in the Memorial Cup Tournament for being the leading scorer (2005); named to the NHL All-Rookie Team (2006), was the youngest player ever in the NHL to be named Captain of a team (Pittsburgh Penguins) on May 31, 2007; NHL First All-Star Team (2007); earned the Art Ross Trophy (2007), Lester B. Pearson Award (2007), and Hart Memorial Trophy (2007); played in NHL All-Star Game (2007); recorded his 100 named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2004), QMJHL First All-Star Team (2004, 2005); was the QMJHL Player of the Year (2004, 2005); named to the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2004, 2005); was the Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2004), Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2004, 2005); named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2005); won the Ed Chynowethth career goal, 200th career assist, and 300th career point in the same game (219th career NHL game) on October 18th against the Toronto Maple Leafs; had a career high 19 face-off wins on October 10th in a game against Montreal Canadiens; has 344 points (114 goals, 230 assists) in his first 250 games which ranks him sixth all-time in NHL history; broke Jaromir Jagr's record set in 2000 along with fellow teammate Evgeni Malkin for most votes received by a player to play in the NHL All-Star game (2009).