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Crosby, McDavid, Pietrangelo named to Canada’s 2022 Olympic squad

Crosby, McDavid, Pietrangelo named to Canada’s 2022 Olympic squad

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Oct 05
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Team Canada GM Doug Armstrong has named Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, and Alex Pietrangelo to the men’s 2022 Canadian Olympic team for Beijing, China.

This will be Crosby’s third Olympics after winning gold medals in 2010 and 2014. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain was an alternate captain in the 2010 Olympics, where he scored the game-winning overtime goal against Team USA that secured the gold medal for Canada.

In the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Crosby served as captain for the Canadian national team that went on an unbeaten run to win its second consecutive gold medal.

Connor McDavid has played for the Edmonton Oilers since 2015 when the Oilers selected him first overall in the 2015 NHL Draft. The 24-year-old serves as a team captain and is the reigning NHL MVP. McDavid is the only player who was a unanimous selection for the Hart Trophy, joining Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.

McDavid has played for the Canadian national team since 2013, where he won gold in the World U18 Championships, the World Junior Championships, and the World Championship.

Meanwhile, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will try to win his second gold medal after the 2014 Olympics. He joined Crosby as a champion at the 2016 World Cup.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics begin on February 4.

  • Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Patrick Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League . Nicknamed "Sid the Kid" and dubbed "The Next One",

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  • National Hockey League

    The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America comprising 32 teams, 25 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

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  • Alex Pietrangelo

    Alexander Pietrangelo is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League . He previously played for the St.

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  • Connor McDavid

    Connor Andrew McDavid is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League .

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