Sidney Crosby is one of the most superstitious hockey players to ever touch the ice. Unlike most players who only have one or two superstitions, Crosby has a laundry list of activities he both must do and must avoid.
Crosby will never walk past the visiting team’s locker room before games. He will take a special route around the stadium just to avoid passing their door.
He will only use the home team’s tape on his stick, and no one is allowed to touch it after he tapes it.
He makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each game with specific brands of peanut butter and jelly.
He will not call his mother on game days.
When his team is on the road and going over railroad tracks, he will lift his feet against the window.
He is also always second to last in line when going onto the ice (last is always Evgeni Malkin). The two also have a special handshake they do before leaving the locker room.
”— Erin Bradley, “Top 13 Most Superstitious Hockey Players”, The Pink Puck, 9/22/2014 (via stumblingoverchaos)