Gabriel Landeskog is a forward on the Swedish men's hockey team. He was the youngest person ever named captain of an NHL team when, on Sept. 4, 2012, the Colorado Avalanche bestowed that honor upon him when he was 19 years, 286 days old, which was 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby was when he was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Landeskog was named captain on the heels of winning the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 2011-12, which was a season he began as an 18 year old.
- Won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 2011-12.
- Won a gold medal with Sweden at the 2013 World Championships.
- Represented Sweden at the 2012 World Championships.
- Played for Sweden at the 2011 World Championships.
- Taken by the Colorado Avalanche with the second overall selection in the NHL Draft in 2011.
Things to know:
1. Has a twin sister named Beatrice.
2. His father, Tony, was a defenseman who played professional hockey in Sweden from 1977-87.
3. Played junior hockey in Canada and was the first European captain in the history of the Kitchener (Ontario) Rangers, who were established in 1963. Notable Kitchener alumni include Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis, Paul Coffey and Larry Robinson.