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Canada picks Crosby captain for World Cup of Hockey

Canada has chosen Sidney Crosby as its captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby returns as Canada's captain after wearing the "C" for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He's coming off his second Stanley Cup as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguin captained team at 2014 Olympic Games

Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hockey Canada has named Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby as captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

Crosby served as captain on Canada's gold-medal winning team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and was an alternate captain when Canada won gold in Vancouver in 2010.

He also wore the "C" as Canada claimed gold at the 2015 world championship.

Crosby, 29, has won two Stanley Cup championships since becoming captain of the Penguins during the 2007-08 season. The 2016 Conn Smythe Trophy winner has registered 338 goals and 938 points in 707 career NHL games.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains.

"These are three leaders who have demonstrated their ability to win at all levels, and we are looking to them to bring that experience, and their relentless pursuit of excellence, as we come together as a team," general manager Doug Armstrong said.

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