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Penguins center Sidney Crosby to play for Canada at World Championship
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:08:28 +0000
Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) - Canada will add another big name for the 2015 IIHF World Championship as Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby announced Sunday that he will join the national squad.
The tournament will begin on May 1 in Prague and Ostrava , Czech Republic.
Crosby will join a list of forwards who already committed to the team including Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers), Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers) and Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars).
The 27-year-old played in the World Championship back in 2006 when he was just 18 and led the tournament in scoring with eight goals and 16 points.
Unfortunately, Canada was defeated by Finland 5-0 in the bronze-medal game for a fourth place finish.
Crosby's Penguins bowed out of the season Friday after losing in the first round of the playoffs against the New York Rangers.
Despite their early exit, Crosby said he has no plans of leaving the Penguins.
Forward Evgeni Malkin also said that he wants to end his career with the Penguins.
"I like this city. I'd like to stay here. I have a house here. My parents love to stay here," Malkin stated.
"We won one time, a Stanley Cup . Me and [Sidney Crosby], and [Marc-Andre Fleury ], I believe we can do it again," he added.