Gabriel Landeskog
Gabriel Landeskog
Avalanche - Left Wing
NUMBER: 92
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 204
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 11/23/1992
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, SWE
DRAFTED: COL: 2011-2 overall
OHL All-Rookie Team (2010) NHL All-Rookie Team (2012) Calder Memorial Trophy (2012) Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden-2), October 3, 2012.
CAREER SUMMARY
Was named team captain of the Avalanche on Sept. 4, 2012, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history (19 years, 286 days)…Was 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby, who was 19 years, 297 days when he was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 31, 2007…Is just the fourth captain in Avalanche history, joining Joe Sakic, Adam Foote and Milan Hejduk…Is the 11th captain in the history of the Avalanche/Nordiques franchise and only the third European-born, following Hejduk and Peter Stastny…Wore the ‘C’ for the first time in the 2012-13 season opener at Minnesota, becoming the second-youngest permanent captain at the time of his first game in NHL history (20 years, 57 days)…Vincent Lecavalier was 19 years, 315 days when he captained his first game with Tampa Bay…Won the 2012 Calder Memorial Trophy.

2012-13 SEASON
Recorded nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 36 games…Led Colorado with three short-handed goals, the most by an Avs player since 2006-07 (Brad Richardson, 3)…Landeskog’s three short-handed goals tied him for second in the NHL, just one behind Ilya Kovalchuk…Missed 11 games due to injury (head/leg) suffered on Jan. 26 at San Jose…Was placed on IR, Feb. 1 (retro to Jan. 26) and activated on Feb. 22…Recorded his first career three-point game (1g/2a) on Feb. 28 vs. Calgary…Scored a goal in four straight games, March 14-20, the longest goal streak of his NHL career…Tallied a short-handed goal in back-to-back games, March 18-20, the first Avalanche player to score a SHG in consecutive games since Joe Sakic did it from Feb 23-25, 2001.…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on March 20 vs. Dallas…Sat out on March 23 at Dallas (torso)…Following the season, helped Sweden capture the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship.

CAREER
2011-12:
Won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year…Joined Chris Drury (1998-99) as the only players in Avalanche history to win the Calder Trophy…Became just the fourth player in the 32-year history of the Avalanche/Nordiques franchise to capture rookie of the year honors, joining Peter Stastny (1980-81), Peter Forsberg (1994-95) and Drury…Became the third Swedish-born player to win the Calder, following Forsberg and Daniel Alfredsson (1995-96 with Ottawa)…Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team…Finished tied for first among rookies with 52 points (22g/30a) while appearing in all 82 games…Was awarded the rookie scoring title in a tie-breaker over Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (18g/34a) on the basis of more goals…Ranked second among league rookies in goals and was third in assists, making him the only player to finish among the top three rookies in all three categories…Led all rookies in shots (270) and takeaways (58), while ranking second in plus/minus (+20), game-winning goals (5), power-play goals (6-tied) and hits (219)…Was the second NHL rookie to ever surpass 20 goals and 200 hits in a season, joining Dion Phaneuf with Calgary in 2005-06…Led the Avalanche in games, goals, plus/minus, shots, hits and GWG (tied)…Was the only NHL rookie to lead his respective club in goals…Became the youngest player in franchise history to lead the team in goal scoring, surpassing the previous mark held by Owen Nolan, who was 20 years, 63 days in 1991-92…Landeskog’s 270 shots were a franchise rookie record and the second-highest total by a rookie left wing in NHL history (Alex Ovechkin 425 in 2005-06)…It was the most shots by an Avalanche player since Joe Sakic (332) in 2000-01…Became the first Swedish-born teenager in NHL history to reach either the 20-goal or 50-point milestone…Led all freshmen in road goals (16) and road points (29)…His 219 hits led all rookie forwards, as did his average ice time of 18:36…Made his NHL debut as an 18-year-old in the season opener on Oct. 8 vs. Detroit…Became the youngest Swedish-born player in league history to score a goal when he potted his first career tally on Oct. 12 at Columbus…Represented the Avalanche at the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa, participating in the All-Star Skills Competition…Was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for February after leading all first-year players with 13 points (7g/6a) in 12 games…Set a franchise rookie record with nine shots on Feb. 4 vs. Vancouver and equaled that on Feb. 19 at Winnipeg…Compiled a six-game point streak (5g/5a) from Feb. 17-27, the longest streak by an Avalanche player all season…Recorded his first NHL fight on March 1 vs. Columbus (Jack Johnson)…Scored his first career overtime goal on March 12 vs. Anaheim, becoming the youngest Colorado/Quebec player to score an OT goal (19 years, 110 days).

2010-11: Captained the Kitchener Rangers (OHL), becoming the first European captain in the 48-year history of the Rangers franchise…Was named captain at the age of 17 on Oct. 24, 2010, becoming the youngest player in 30 years to be named captain of the Rangers…Despite an ankle injury shortening his season to 53 games, Gabriel led Kitchener with 36 goals and finished third on the team with 66 points…Suffered the injury during the IIHF World Junior Championship…Shared the team lead with six goals and ranked second with 10 points in seven games during the OHL playoffs…Was rated by NHL Central Scouting as the No. 2 overall North American skater entering the 2011 Entry Draft…He was the top-ranked skater at the mid-term rankings.

2009-10: Named to the OHL All-Rookie Team after tallying 46 points (24g/22a) in 61 games with Kitchener…Ranked third among league rookies in both goals and points…Finished third on the club with 23 points (8g/15a) in 20 playoff games.

2008-09: Debuted in the Swedish Elite League at 16 years and 90 days, making him the youngest player in Djurgarden’s history.

INTERNATIONAL
Helped Sweden capture the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship held in Stockholm and Helsinki…Appeared in all 10 games at the tournament, tallying three goals and one assist with a +4 rating…Served as an alternate captain for Team Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, recording five points (1g/4a) in eight games…Was an alternate captain for Sweden at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, but only played one game before being sidelined with a high ankle sprain…Competed for Sweden at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, finishing second on the team with four goals in six games…Was also selected to play in the 2009 Under-20 Four Nations Tournament in Finland…Wore the ‘C’ as captain for Sweden’s under-16, under-17, and under-18 teams.

PERSONAL
Gabriel’s dad, Tony, a defenseman, played in the Swedish Elite League for Hammarby (1977-85)…Nickname is “Landy”…Developed “#Landeskoging” T-shirts in which proceeds of every shirt sold are donated to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation…Joined with CCM to raise money and donate equipment to the Foothills Hockey Association in Colorado…Participates in the Icebreakers charity hockey games in Sweden.