Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was one of 16 players selected as part of Team Canada’s initial World Cup of Hockey roster.
Crosby, 28, ranks eighth in the NHL, and third (tied) among Canadian-born players with 60 points (25G-35A) in 61 games this season.
Since the Christmas break Crosby has been the NHL’s most dynamic scorer, leading all players with 38 points (19G-19A) in 29 games.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia will be looking to build upon his already decorated international career. Crosby has led Canada to gold medals in each of the past two Olympics, scoring the decisive overtime tally in the gold medal game in 2010, and serving as team captain in 2014 in Sochi.
Last May, Crosby became just the 26th player to join the Triple Gold Club when he and Canada won gold at the 2015 World Championship. Members of the Triple Gold Club have won the Stanley Cup and gold medals at both the Olympics and World Championship.
Crosby’s greatest individual international performance came at the 2006 World Championship when he led the tournament with eight goals and 16 points, earning the title of Best Forward and an All-Star Team berth. Crosby became the youngest player to lead the World Championship in scoring at 18 years old.CROSBY’S INTERNATIONAL MEDALS
Gold – 2015 World Championship; 2014 Olympics; 2010 Olympics; 2005 World Junior Championship
Silver – 2004 World Junior Championship
CROSBY’S INTERNATIONAL TOTALS
|event ||gp ||g ||a ||pts |
|olympics ||13 ||5 ||5 ||10 |
|world championship ||18 ||12 ||15 ||27 |
|world junior championship ||12 ||8 ||6 ||14 |