Ryan Miller (ice hockey)

Canada picks Crosby as captain for World Cup of Hockey

The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada's captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one.

"It was: 'This is what we're going to do. Any questions? Next," general manager Doug Armstrong recalled.

Crosby wearing the "C'' for Canada was a no-doubter given his track record of scoring the winning goal on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, serving as captain for the undefeated, gold medal-winning team at the 2014 Sochi Games and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to two Stanley Cups.

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will be the alternates.

That was the leadership group in Sochi...

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