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NHL ICE HOCKEY: ROOKIE PLAYER: Gabriel Landeskog - Rookie Season Highlights - HD - from SWEDEN and COLORADO AVALANCHE -


Gabriel Landeskog

Gabriel Landeskog

Landeskog with the Colorado Avalanche
Born November 23, 1992 (age 19)
, Sweden[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Djurgårdens IF
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2011
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2009–present
Gabriel Ingemar John Landeskog (born November 23, 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward and captain of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. He was selected second overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by Colorado.[2] On September 4, 2012, Landeskog was named captain of the Colorado Avalanche, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history.[3]


Playing career

Djurgårdens IF

Landeskog began his youth career in hockey playing for Hammarby IF. After a successful season for Djurgårdens IF in the J20 SuperElit Gabriel debuted in Elitserien on February 21, 2009, in a game against Brynäs IF, which Djurgården lost 2–4. At age 16 years and 90 days he became the youngest player in Djurgården's history,[4][5] and one of the youngest to ever have played in Elitserien. He recorded his first point in Elitserien on February 24 in his second game, a 2–2 tie against Skellefteå AIK.[6]

Kitchener Rangers

Landeskog with the Kitchener Rangers
On August 4, 2009, his CHL rights were traded from the Plymouth Whalers to the Kitchener Rangers.[7]
In the 2009–10 season Landeskog roomed with former Ranger Jeff Skinner,[8] now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. By the end of the year, Gabriel was third among OHL rookies in points (trailing Matt Puempel and Boone Jenner) and goals (trailing Puempel and Ivan Telegin).[9] In the playoffs, Kitchener made it to the conference finals where they were eliminated by Windsor, and Gabriel was third overall on his team as well as the highest scoring rookie ahead of teammate Ryan Murphy[10]
On October 24, 2010 Landeskog was named captain of the Kitchener Rangers. This announcement made him the first European captain in franchise history.[11][12]

Colorado Avalanche

Landeskog was drafted 2nd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[13] He is tied with Daniel Sedin and Victor Hedman as the second highest Swedish draft pick in history - Mats Sundin is first as the only Swedish player to be selected first overall in the draft. Landeskog became the first Swedish-born player ever drafted in the first-round out of the Ontario Hockey League (Rickard Rakell would be selected 30th overall in the same draft). Subsequently, the Kitchener Rangers dropped him from their roster to free up a position on their roster on the anticipation he would be playing in the NHL the next year.[14] He made the Avalanche roster for the 2011–12 season, one factor in this decision is possibly that it enabled the team to reach the floor value for the salary cap.[15]
Landeskog scored his first National Hockey League goal on 12 October 2011 against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets on a deflection of a Jan Hejda shot with 41 seconds left in the game to send the game into overtime.[16] At 18 years, 324 days, he was the youngest Swedish born hockey player to score an NHL goal. Landeskog is the first rookie to score his first NHL goal as an equalizer in the final minute of the third period since Tom Gilbert of the Edmonton Oilers did it in 2007. On October 22, 2011, he compiled his first two-goal NHL game in a 5–4 shootout victory against the Chicago Blackhawks. Landeskog's second goal tied the game with 1:48 left to go in the 3rd period, sending the game into overtime and an eventual shootout. Landeskog recorded his first five-minute major for fighting, against newly acquired opponent Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 1, 2012. On March 1, 2012, Landeskog was named NHL's Top Rookie for the month of February after scoring seven goals and recording six assists for the month. Landeskog finished his 11–12 season with 52 points, including a team leading 22 goals, surpassing Matt Duchene as the youngest in franchise history to do so. He also tied for the lead in points amongst rookies alongside the only player in his draft class picked higher than himself, in first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. He lead rookies in shots on goal and broke Peter Stastny's franchise record for shots on goal by a rookie. Landeskog was the only Av to play in all 82 regular season games in 11–12. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year for 2012, beating out other nominees Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Adam Henrique for the award.[17]
On September 4, 2012, the Colorado Avalanche named Landeskog team captain, making him the youngest captain in NHL history. At 19 years and 286 days (or 19 years, nine months and 13 days), Gabriel was 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby was when he was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.[3]

International play

In December 2009 Landeskog was left off Sweden's roster for the 2010 World Junior Championships.[8]
Landeskog was named as an alternate captain at the 2011 World Junior Championships[18] but only played one game before he was sidelined with a high ankle sprain.[19]
Landeskog played in the 2012 World Championships and was named an alternate captain for that tournament (Daniel Alfredsson was named captain). Gabriel was Sweden's second youngest player participating at the tournament, about eight months older than Jonas Brodin.[20]


Gabriel is the son of former Swedish Elite League defenceman Tony Landeskog, who currently works in the insurance business; his mother Cecelia is a chef and cooking instructor.[21] He has a twin sister Beatrice, as well as a brother three years older than him back home with his family in Stockholm, Sweden. He moved to Canada by himself at age 16 in time for the 2009–10 OHL season.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF J20 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF J20 31 7 14 21 63 6 1 0 1 8
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 3 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 24 22 46 51 20 8 15 23 18
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 53 36 30 66 61 7 6 4 10 2
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 22 30 52 51
NHL totals 82 22 30 52 51


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC18 6 4 0 4 24
2011 Sweden WJC 1 1 1 2 0
2012 Sweden WC 8 1 4 5 6
Junior int' totals 7 5 1 6 24
Senior int' totals 8 1 4 5 6

Awards and honours

Award Year
First All-Rookie Team 2010
Calder Memorial Trophy 2012 [17]


  1. ^ "Landeskog, Gabriel -". National Hockey League. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  2. ^ "2011 NHL Entry Draft First Round Tracker". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 24 June 2011. "Gabriel Landeskog"
  3. ^ a b Mirtle, James (2012-09-04). "Landeskog named youngest captain in NHL history". The Globe and Mail.
  4. ^ Sundin, Anders (2009-02-22). "Historisk debut: Trodde det skulle smälla mer" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  5. ^ Bengtsson, Jan (2009-02-21). "Tung förlust för Djurgården" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  6. ^ Söderberg, Nathanael (2009-02-24). "Ineffektivt DIF kryssade mot Skellefteå" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  7. ^ Cox, Damien (2011-10-17). "Cox: Avs’ Landeskog appears destined to stick in NHL". Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  8. ^ a b Chris Pope (2010-12-02). "Gabriel Landeskog, from Sweden to the NHL Draft". Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  9. ^ "OHL Network". Ontario Hockey League.
  10. ^ "OHL Network". Ontario Hockey League.
  11. ^ "OHL Network". Kitchener Rangers.
  12. ^ Jeff Hicks (2010-10-25). "Landeskog named Rangers captain". Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  13. ^ "Avalanche selects forward Gabriel Landeskog with No. 2 pick". Denver Post. 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  14. ^ Campbell, Ken (2011-06-28). "The Hockey News: Headlines: Kitchener Rangers drop Gabriel Landeskog, CHL to review import rule this summer". Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  15. ^ Dater, Adrian (2011-07-11). "Avs still not at cap floor". Denver Post. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  16. ^ "Game Summary, Colorado Avalanche - Columbus Blue Jackets". NHL. 2011-10-12.
  17. ^ a b "Gabriel Landeskog wins Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year". Denver Post. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  18. ^ "Sweden U20". 2010-12-23.
  19. ^ Johan Nilsson (2010-12-31). "Gabriel Landeskogs vånda" (in Swedish).
  20. ^ "Sweden individual statistics". IIHF. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  21. ^ "Landeskog, Siemens excited to be Avs". 2011-06-28. Retrieved 14 July 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jeff Skinner
Winner of the Calder Trophy
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joey Hishon
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Duncan Siemens
Preceded by
Milan Hejduk
Colorado Avalanche captain

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Adam Henrique

Adam Henrique
Born February 6, 1990 (age 22)
, Ontario, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 82nd overall, 2008
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2010–present
Adam Henrique (born February 6, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). He joined the 2008 draft after graduating from Assumption College School in his hometown of Brantford. He was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the third round, 82nd overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Henrique is of Portuguese heritage.


Minor hockey

Henrique grew up in the small rural Ontario town of Burford playing minor hockey for the Burford Coyotes of the OMHA Southern Counties League. He then graduated to the AAA Brantford 99ers of the Pavilion League where he played until Minor Midget in the 2005-06 season.
In May 2006, Henrique was selected in the 2nd round (24th overall) in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection by the Windsor Spitfires. He then went on to win the Memorial Cup with Windsor in 2009 and in 2010.
He was a member of the Gold Medal Team Ontario U-17 team at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon in February 2007. On that club, he was a teammate of first round draft selections Steven Stamkos, Alex Pietrangelo, Michael Del Zotto and Cody Hodgson.

Professional career

On April 11, 2011, Henrique made his NHL debut for the Devils in a game against the Boston Bruins. He scored his first NHL goal on November 3, 2011, against Sergei Bobrovsky of the Philadelphia Flyers.[1] Two nights later, Henrique had two breakaway goals against the Winnipeg Jets, the second goal being the game winner in overtime. With the absence of center Travis Zajac due to injury, Henrique was matched up with wingers Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk on the top line for a short time.
Adam recorded his first NHL fight on January 10, 2012, against the Calgary Flames. The same night, he also secured his first Gordie Howe hat trick (a goal, an assist, and a fight in the same game). He fought Flames captain Jarome Iginla in the first period and went on to record an assist and score a shorthanded goal in the 2nd period. Iginla also recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick, with a goal and two assists in addition to his fight against Henrique.
Adam was selected to compete in the NHL All-Star Rookie SuperSkills Competition in Ottawa on January 28, 2012. However, he did not participate due to a groin injury he received in a game against the Edmonton Oilers on January 11. He missed two games due to the injury and returned in a game against the Buffalo Sabres; he "tweaked" his groin again that night, initially causing him to withdraw from the competition.[2] Rookie teammate Adam Larsson also pulled out due to wrist soreness. Henrique was replaced by New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin and Larsson was replaced with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Raphael Diaz.
In the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 against Florida, Henrique scored 2 goals, 1 being the double overtime winner sending the Devils to the Conference Semifinals. On May 25, 2012, Henrique scored 1:03 into overtime to eliminate the New York Rangers and send the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. This made him the first rookie to score two series-clinching overtime goals in the same playoffs. Henrique was one of the final nominees for the Calder Trophy which is awarded to the top rookie of the NHL; the award went to Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Brantford '99ers Min. Midg. OMHA 33 33 21 54 42
2006–07 Windsor Spitfires OHL 62 23 21 44 20
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 20 24 44 28 5 2 3 5 4
2008–09 Windsor Spitfires OHL 56 30 33 63 47 20 8 9 17 19
2009–10 Windsor Spitfires OHL 54 38 39 77 57 19 20 5 25 12
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 73 25 25 50 26
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 16 35 51 7 24 5 8 13 11
NHL totals 75 16 35 51 7 24 5 8 13 11
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2010 Saskatchewan


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC 6 1 0 1 2
Junior int'l totals 6 1 0 1 2

Awards and honours


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