Crosby added to Canada’s World Championship Squad
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was added to Canada’s world hockey championship squad on Sunday (April 26) after his team was eliminated from the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs.
Crosby, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player in 2007 and 2014, became available when the Penguins were ousted by the New York Rangers after five games of their first-round series.
Crosby joins a strong Canadian roster that includes fellow forwards Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers), Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers) and Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars).
The world hockey championships start on May 1 in Prague and Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
Canada will compete in Group A along with Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, France, Germany, and Austria.