The team's website reported that Madeline Malizio was an Army specialist for five years, attending Community College of Allegheny County for legal studies and is a single mother. She didn't own a car.
Crosby heard about her situation, according to the website, and met her Friday following the team's practice. He walked her to a corner of the team's practice facility and opened a garage door. There sat Malizio's new wheels: a 2019 Honda Passport that Crosby had won as MVP of the 2019 NHL All Star Game.