|Also Known As:||Sid, Sid the Kid, #87|
|Works:||3 Stanley Cups, 2 Olympic Gold medals, numerous individual trophies|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
Sidney Crosby is widely considered one of the best hockey players in the world. Nicknamed "The Next One", he was drafted #1 by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005. He became captain in 2007 and led them to a Stanley Cup in 2009. He scored the "golden goal" at the Vancouver Olympics final in overtime in 2010 and was captain of the gold-winning team 2014 in Sochi.
Despite being the "face of the NHL", Crosby has been very good at separating his public and private lives and has rarely publicly dated anyone. This lack of romantic partners has led a lot of ficcers to write him as deeply closeted and/or asexual to some degree. Fanon also translates Crosby's privacy into angst and/or deep-seated issues. Fanfiction often portrays him as hockey-fixated to an almost autistic degree; a rather bleak commercial he was involved with that influenced several early fics  and his strict adherence to rituals contributed to that. Common tropes that pop up are Sidney having an aversion to being touched, extreme awkwardness & social obliviousness, and pining for his teammate, Evgeni Malkin.
RPF fans have also made use of the fact he moved in to the
guest house atticof former hockey player (and Penguins owner) Mario Lemieux as a rookie, and appears to have lived with the Lemieux family pretty much ever since.
While Sid/Geno is one of the most popular pairings in Hockey RPF, Sid is also shipped with his rival Alex Ovechkin, his college friend Jack Johnson, fellow Canadian captain Jonathan Toews, Matt Duchene, and a few others.
Tropes & Fanon
Crosby is well known for his extreme superstition, he would go through the same meal, same routine, same schedule before every game. The most common superstition that apear in fanfics are: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, jock strap, sweat stained baseball cap, no one is allowed to touch his hockey sticks after he tapes them, and more.
The Jaw, The Ass, and The Concussion
Crosby has sustained some serious injuries throughout his career, and those injuries become major plotlines in fanfics.
He has a long history of suffering concussions. He only played 41 games in 2010-2011 and 22 games in 2011-2012. His head becomes a major concern whenever he is involved in a checking, fighting or brawl. Hurt/Comfort is a common theme in stories involving the concussion.
In 2013, he broke his jaw in a game and underwent several surgeries including plastic surgery; later, fans would appraise his good looking due to the plastic surgery on his jawline.
The most famous ass in NHL belongs to Crosby. Old teammate nicknamed him "the creature" because he has such a great body for the sport. In almost all stories, he always needs to have all his pants custom made.
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