By: Casey Shea

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Sidney Crosby will have another honor to add to his hockey resume when the Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia next month.

Crosby was named the captain of Canada’s Olympic hockey team Sunday morning.

In 2010, Crosby scored the golden goal in overtime against Ryan Miller and Team USA in front of a raucous home crowd in Vancouver.

Now, Crosby will lead Team Canada into Russia to defend the gold medal against the rest of the hockey world. According to the Penguins’ official website, this will be the first time Crosby has been Team Canada’s captain in international play.

He has previously served as an alternate captain for Team Canada during the 2010 Olympics, and the 2006 World Championships.

Jonathan Toews, of the Chicago Blackhawks, and Shea Weber, of the Nashville Predators, will serve as the alternate captains in Sochi.

Crosby currently leads the NHL scoring race with 68 points (25 goals, 43 assists) in 48 games.

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