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Sidney Crosby Named to Order of Canada – The Hockey Information

Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby holds up the trophy when Canada gained the World Cup of Hockey in 2016.

Sidney Crosby is appointed an officer of the Order of Canada.

Canada’s Governor Basic Mary Simon appointed Crosby as one of 99 new appointees “for being one of many best hockey gamers of all time and for supporting neighborhood service initiatives for youth.”

The Cole Harbour, N.S. native is a three-time Stanley Cup champion because the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins and has amassed 536 targets and 1,452 factors over 1,143 NHL video games to date. He is gained six NHL particular person awards – 5 of them at the least twice – together with two Hart Trophies as league MVP.

Crosby hasn’t dissatisfied every time representing his nation, both.

It started with a silver and gold medal on the World Junior Championship, the place he notched 14 factors in 12 video games within the 2003-04 and ’04-05 tournaments. He additionally led Canada to a World Cup title in 2016, profitable match MVP, and a World Championship in 2015.

However his performances on the Olympics will probably be powerful to neglect, particularly the 2010 video games in Vancouver when he scored the “Golden Aim” to beat the USA and seize gold for Canada. 

He additionally gained gold with Canada in 2014 in Sochi. 

The Sidney Crosby Basis advantages kids’s charities as effectively. The muse donates 1000’s of {dollars} yearly to neighborhood charities in Canada and the USA.

The Order of Canada is likely one of the nation’s highest honors and acknowledges folks throughout all completely different sectors who contribute terribly to the nation persistently.

He’ll be invited to a ceremony to obtain his insignia at a later date. Within the meantime, he is busy attempting to assist the Penguins make a playoff run this season, with 43 factors in 35 video games at 35 years outdated.

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