Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was one in all three gamers chosen to Hockey Canada’s preliminary 2022 Olympic Roster, it was introduced by Team Canada’s common supervisor, Doug Armstrong.
Joining Crosby is Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Vegas’ Alex Pietrangelo.
Crosby, 34, will characterize his dwelling nation on the Olympics for the third time in his profession after profitable gold medals in each 2010 and 2014. He served as an alternate captain in his Olympic debut in 2010, scoring the game-winning additional time aim within the gold medal recreation in opposition to Team USA, which stands as some of the iconic targets in Team Canada historical past. In 2014, he captained the Canadian squad to a second-consecutive gold medal, going undefeated within the event.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia is without doubt one of the best Canadian-born gamers in NHL historical past. Among lively Canadians, Crosby ranks first in targets (486), second in assists (839) and factors (1,325), and third in game-winning targets (69). He can be one in all simply 4 lively Canadian-born gamers to common over some extent per recreation (1.28) together with Connor McDavid (1.41), Steven Stamkos (1.03) and Mitch Marner (1.01).
The three-time Stanley Cup Champion has additionally represented Canada on a number of different events along with his Olympics appearances, together with the World Junior Championship (2004, ’05), World Championship (2006, ’15) and World Cup of Hockey (2016). Below is a listing of his worldwide medals:
2016 World Cup of Hockey
2015 World Championship
2005 World Junior Championship
2004 World Junior Championship
Following his gold medal on the 2015 World Championship, Crosby grew to become simply the twenty sixth participant to hitch the Triple Gold Club. Members of the Triple Gold Club have gained the Stanley Cup and gold medals at each the Olympics and World Championship.