Gabriel Landeskog

Landeskog during an exhibition game against Harvard
Born November 23, 1992 (1992-11-23) (age 27)
Stockholm, Sweden[1]
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Colorado Avalanche
Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Djurgårdens IF
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden.svg 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, who played for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. He was a member of Sweden's 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship team. He was selected 2nd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.[2]


Gabriel is the son of former Swedish Elite League defenceman Tony Landeskog. He has a twin sister 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.[3]

Playing careerEdit

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 January 24 in his second game, a 2–2 tie against Skellefteå AIK.[6] On August 4, 2009, his CHL rights were traded from the Plymouth Whalers to the Kitchener Rangers.

In the 2009-10 season Landeskog roomed with former Ranger Jeff Skinner[3] 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).[7] 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[8]

On October 24, 2010 Landeskog was named Captain of the Kitchener Rangers. This announcement made him the first European Captain in franchise history.[9][10]

Landeskog was drafted 2nd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[11]

International playEdit

In December 2009 Landeskog was left off Sweden's roster for the 2010 World Junior Championships.[3]

Landeskog was named as an alternate captain at the 2011 World Junior Championships[12] but only played one game before he was sidelined with a high ankle sprain.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF J20 10000
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF J20 317142163 61018
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 30112
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 6124224651 208152318
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 5336306661 7 6 4102
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 8222305251
2012–13 Djurgårdens IF Swe.1 17681432
2012–13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 36981722
NHL totals 118 31 38 69 73


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC18 640424
2011 Sweden WJC 11120
2012 Sweden WC 81456
2013 Sweden WC 1031418
Junior int' totals 751624
Senior int' totals 1845924


  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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chris Pope (2010-12-02). "Gabriel Landeskog, from Sweden to the NHL Draft". Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  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. "OHL Network". Ontario Hockey League. 
  8. "OHL Network". Ontario Hockey League. 
  9. "OHL Network". Kitchener Rangers. 
  10. Jeff Hicks (2010-10-25). "Landeskog named Rangers captain". Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  11. "Avalanche selects forward Gabriel Landeskog with No. 2 pick". Denver Post. 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  12. "Sweden U20". 2010-12-23. 
  13. Johan Nilsson (2010-12-31). "Gabriel Landeskogs vånda" (in Swedish). 

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Joey Hishon
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Duncan Siemens
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