Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby will serve as captain for Canada’s Olympic team and said he has been impressed by first-time Olympian Benn.

“I think his play, especially the last couple of years, has earned him the right to be on the team,” Crosby said of the Stars’ captain. “I think he’s just gotten better every year. He’s a big guy. He’s got speed, a lot of offensive talent. Yeah, he’s done everything to make himself ready for that team.”