Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gabriel Landeskog
Gabriel Landeskog was born on November 23, 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden. A star junior in his homeland, he became one of the youngest players ever to compete in the Swedish Elite League when he suited up as a 16-year-old for Djurgårdens IF in 2009.

Landeskog made his North American debut in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kitchener Rangers during the 2009-10 season and immediately impressed, finishing the year third among OHL rookie scorers.

On October 24, 2010, Landeskog was named captain of the Kitchener Rangers, the first European captain in franchise history. The following summer he was selected by the Colorado Avalanche as the second overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Landeskog made the jump directly from the junior ranks to the bright ligths of the NHL for the 2011-12 season and would excel in his first professional campaign. Landeskog led the Avalanche with 22 goals and tied with Ryan Nugent Hopkins as the league's top rookie scorer. For his efforts, in the summer of 2012 Landeskog was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.

On September 4, 2012, Landeskog was named captain of the Colorado Avalanche. At just 19 years and 286 days, he surpassed Sidney Crosby as the youngest captain in NHL history.

Landeskog would establish new career highs in goals, assists and points during the 2013-14 season. In 81 games, he found the back of the net 26 times and added 39 assists for 65 points.

On the international stage, Landeskog helped Sweden capture the silver medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia.

During the 2015-16 season, Landeskog would notch 20 goals for the fourth time in his career. He would also add 33 assists to finish the year with 53 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Djurgardens IF Stockholm U18 Swe-U18 23 12 10 22 4 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Djurgardens IF Stockholm U18 Swe-U18 8 5 7 12 41 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 31 7 14 21 63 6 1 0 1 8
2008-09 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 3 0 1 1 2
2008-09 Sweden WJ18-A 6 4 0 4 24 +7
2009-10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 24 22 46 51 0 20 8 15 23 18
2010-11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 53 36 30 66 61 +27 7 6 4 10 4
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 22 30 52 51 +20
2011-12 Sweden WC-A 8 1 4 5 6 +3
2012-13 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden-2 17 6 8 14 32
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 36 9 8 17 22 -4
2012-13 Sweden WC-A 10 3 1 4 18 +4
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 26 39 65 71 +21 7 3 1 4 8
2013-14 Sweden Olympics 6 0 1 1 4 +1
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 23 36 59 79 -2
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 20 33 53 69 -5
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 72 18 15 33 62 -25
2016-17 Sweden WC-A 10 2 3 5 2 +7
NHL Totals 428 118 161 279 354 7 3 1 4 8


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.
Surname(s) beginning with