CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (KDKA) -- Sidney Crosby and more than a dozen Penguins players hand-delivered season tickets to fans on Monday, continuing a tradition that began in 2007.
Crosby's first stop of the day was at Bill Radocaj's home in Coraopolis. Everyone was dressed in Pens gear waiting for a player to arrive, though they didn't know who until they saw Crosby walking up to the door.
The family has had season tickets since 1979 when they sat way up in the top row of the Civic Arena.
"I never expected something this big, I just expected a car with a player," Radocaj said. "I was worried it would be someone I didn't recognize, a new player. I couldn't ask for anything better than Sidney, that's who everyone was hoping for."
Fourteen players, including Kris Letang, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust and Tristan Jarry, were also out making deliveries to fans.
As part of the tradition, fans get to meet the players and take pictures, and one of Crosby's stops even coincided with a fan's 14th birthday.
Hockey is just around the corner. The Penguins' preseason kicks off on Sept. 24 and the regular season starts with a home game against the Blackhawks on Oct. 10.
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