Sidney Crosby opens up on where he wants to finish his career after disappointing season in Pittsburgh

Published April 15, 2023 at 1:24 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The Pittsburgh Penguins cleaned out their lockers on Saturday morning and met with the media one final time for the 2022-23 season in the midst of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 17 years.

Pittsburgh made some noise yesterday off the ice, firing General Manager Ron Hextall, as well as President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke. While more changes will be coming, including to their roster, one player that won't be moved is captain Sidney Crosby and on Saturday, the long-time Penguin reiterated his desire to remain with the organization.

When asked if he wanted to finish his career in Pittsburgh, Crosby said: "I'd love to. That's been the case since Day 1. I feel really fortunate to have been drafted here. I have great memories. I've got to play with two teammates specifically for a really long time - so I'd love that to be the case."

Crosby is under contract for two more years with a full no-movement clause and is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2025. He'll be eligible to sign an extension with Pittsburgh in July 2024. So even if the Penguins hypothetically wanted to move Crosby (they don't), the Cole Harbour native has full control and would axe any trade possibility brought up to him.


The 35-year-old had a very strong season, eclipsing the 90-point mark for the first time since the 2018-19 campaign. He finished the year with 93 points (33 goals, 60 assists) in 82 games and did all he could to keep the Penguins in the wild card race in the Eastern Conference.

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