Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby made history on Sunday afternoon when he recorded the 400th goal of his NHL career. The milestone marker was the first of two in a 4-1 winning effort against the St. Louis Blues.
The contest was one of multiple games that the players’ dads were in attendance for the team’s annual Fathers’ Trip. It’s a common tradition for many teams, but the timing for Troy Crosby, Sidney’s father, was particularly special. Troy was in the box with a group of dads as they all witnessed his son score the memorable marker. After the game, Crosby commented on what having his father at the game meant to him.
There are a lot of hockey players, professional or not, who can relate to Crosby’s postgame words. Whether its early morning practices, earlier Tim Horton’s runs, or lengthy road trips, many players simply wouldn’t have enjoyed any sort of early success without their father. Despite his status, it's clear that Sid has remained humble and appreciates who got him to where he is today.
‘The Kid’’s pair of goals particularly came as a relief considering he had gone his previous 10 games without a marker.
At just 30 years of age, Sid has tons left in the tank and will likely finish near the top of numerous offensive categories by the end of his career. It’s a safe bet that Troy will be in attendance when his son likely hits the 500 goal mark in the coming seasons.
(H/T Pittsburgh Penguins)