Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will serve as Team Canada’s captain at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.
Crosby, 29, was Team Canada’s captain when it won the gold medal in 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics. He also held the title when Team Canada won the world hockey championships last year.
Crosby has also been the captain for two Stanley Cup championship teams with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The star forward has 338 goals and 938 points in 707 career NHL games.
Team Canada also named Chicago forward Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber as alternate captains.
Toews, 28, has been Chicago’s captain for three Stanley Cup title squads. He has 251 goals and 564 points in 645 career NHL games.
Weber, 31, was a captain of the Nashville Predators for six seasons prior to joining Montreal. He has recorded 166 goals and 443 points in 763 career NHL games.
In addition to Team Canada, the other teams participating in the World Cup of Hockey are Team USA, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North American, Team Russia and Team Sweden.
The event will be held in Toronto and is scheduled to conclude on Oct. 1.
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