LOOK: Sidney Crosby surprises teenager in Quebec during his morning skate
Crosby ended up grabbing his equipment and playing with the lone skater
Sidney Crosby gets a lot of grief for his play on the ice, but off the ice, his resume is pretty impeccable. Crosby only reinforced his status as a fan-favorite (for those that can get past his popularity) by asking 19-year-old Guillaume Ouimet if anyone else was going to join his morning skate last month in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. When Ouimet said no, Crosby grabbed his equipment and played with the lone skater.
The defending Stanley Cup champion and his girlfriend were on a vacation to Quebec during a five-day break for the Penguins, and Ouimet and Crosby actually convinced her to stay so they could keep playing. Crosby also tried to keep up with Ouimet's French.
Crosby is known to be low-key off the ice. In an interview with Trib Live in 2015, Crosby said that his roots were important to him.
"I don't ever want to be seen as a guy who's forgotten where he's from," Crosby said then. "I have an appreciation for the people around here, and that's the best way I can show it, by making sure I stay grounded."
There are few things more grounded than acts like these, which as the tweet above noted, actually took weeks to even get recognition.
The responses were overwhelmingly positive towards Crosby, as one would expect.
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