Sidney: Hey fans, I’m Sidney Crosby and my teammates and I would like to thank you. Mike: From the Igloo. Marc Andre: To our new home, the Consol Energy Center. Brooks: Every night you make our team over 18 thousand strong. Dan: The Penguins fans are truly the best fans in hockey. Max: You’ve risen to the challenge. Brent: And you’ve done what it takes. Evgeni: To help make sure it will always be Matt: A great day for hockey in Pittsburgh. Jordan: Thank you for 200 consecutive sellouts. Eric: And counting. Evgeni: Thank you. Max: Thank you. Brooks: Thank you. Marc Andre: Thank you. Eric: Thank you. Sidney: Thank you.
It was in 2006 when my coach Eddie Olczyk came to me and told me I was going to play in my first NHL game. I went into the stands of Mellon arena by myself and called my family with tears in my eyes. My dream had finally come true.