PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby delivered for the Pittsburgh Penguins-again.
This time, he did it off the ice. Crosby, coach Michel Therrien and eight other players hand carried season tickets to 35 randomly selected Penguins ticket holders on Wednesday.
Crosby, wearing a Penguins jersey and blue jeans, took tickets to Mount Lebanon resident David Disney, a season ticket holder since the Penguins’ inception in 1967, and Karen and Guy Bradford of the Edgewood section of Pittsburgh.
“It’s a pretty unique thing we do,” Crosby said. “I think it’s nice we do it.”
None of the families were told in advance the players were coming.
Joining Crosby in knocking on front doors were Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Staal, Sergei Gonchar, Brooks Orpik, Maxime Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis and Jeff Taffe.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to say thank you,” Penguins president David Morehouse said.
The Penguins sold out all of their home games for the first time in team history last season while reaching the Stanley Cup final. They also expect another full-season sellout this season.