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Crosby named captain of men's Olympic hockey team
Jonathan Towes and Shea Weber named alternates
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After leading Canada men's hockey team to victory in Vancouver in 2010, Sidney Crosby will be back on the ice for Canada as captain.

In addition to leading the NHL in scoring, the Pittsburg Penguin star is the face of the league and hockey in Canada.

Crosby was made the youngest captain in NHL history when he got the "C'' for the Penguins six and a half years ago. In 2009 he raised the Stanley Cup as captain.    

At the 2010 Olympics, Crosby was an alternate along with defenceman Chris Pronger and winger Jarome Iginla. Veteran defenceman Scott Niedermayer captained that team and said before his Hockey Hall of Fame induction in November that he had no doubt Crosby is ready to assume that role.    

"He's very mature,'' Niedermayer said. "He was probably ready when he was 16. He was probably ready in 2010, and the thinking was he's going to have enough pressure on him just from who he is and things like that that he doesn't need one more thing to worry about, give it to some old guy that's just trying to figure things out out there. I'm sure he would do very well.''

Chicago's Jonathan Towes and Nashville Predator's captain Shea Weber have been named as alternate captains.     

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After leading Canada men's hockey team to victory in Vancouver in 2010, Sidney Crosby will be back on the ice for Canada as captain.

In addition to leading the NHL in scoring, the Pittsburg Penguin star is the face of the league and hockey in Canada.

Crosby was made the youngest captain in NHL history when he got the "C'' for the Penguins six and a half years ago. In 2009 he raised the Stanley Cup as captain.    

At the 2010 Olympics, Crosby was an alternate along with defenceman Chris Pronger and winger Jarome Iginla. Veteran defenceman Scott Niedermayer captained that team and said before his Hockey Hall of Fame induction in November that he had no doubt Crosby is ready to assume that role.    

"He's very mature,'' Niedermayer said. "He was probably ready when he was 16. He was probably ready in 2010, and the thinking was he's going to have enough pressure on him just from who he is and things like that that he doesn't need one more thing to worry about, give it to some old guy that's just trying to figure things out out there. I'm sure he would do very well.''

Chicago's Jonathan Towes and Nashville Predator's captain Shea Weber have been named as alternate captains.     

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