In an intriguing revelation from their high school days, NHL stars Sidney Crosby and Jack Johnson were once kicked off their high school baseball team. Both Crosby and Johnson, known for their incredible on-ice talent, attended the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary’s prep school and played for the U18 hockey team during the 2002-2003 season. While their hockey careers took off, their brief stint in baseball remains a lesser-known tale.
During the 2002-2003 season, Sidney Crosby and Jack Johnson displayed their remarkable hockey skills for the Shattuck St. Mary’s U18 Prep school team. Crosby scored a staggering 72 goals and contributed 90 assists, amassing a total of 162 points in 57 games played. Johnson, a defenseman, contributed 15 goals and 27 assists in 48 games. Their outstanding performance laid the foundation for their successful NHL careers, with both players winning Stanley Cups – Crosby with the Penguins and Johnson with the Avalanche.
However, the recent interview video featuring Jack Johnson, which will be attached to this article, provides insight into an interesting chapter of their high school lives. The video reveals that Crosby and Johnson were both members of their high school baseball team, but ultimately got kicked off the team.
This story adds a fascinating dimension to the athletes’ personal histories. The fact that these hockey legends also participated in baseball showcases their versatility as athletes and their love for sports beyond the ice. Although their baseball careers may not have flourished, both players found tremendous success in the NHL, becoming household names and inspiring future generations of hockey players.