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According the Colorado Avalanche’s official website, they have chosen a new captain. The honor has been bestowed upon 19-year, 286-day old Gabriel Landeskog, last year’s Calder Trophy winner as NHL Rookie of the Year.
Landeskog is not only the youngest captain in team history, but the youngest captain in NHL history. Colorado selected the Swedish left winger with the second overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He repaid their investment by leading the team in goals, plus/minus rating, and tying for the team lead in game-winning goals en route to winning the aforementioned Calder Trophy last year.
The Avalanche, who have existed since 1995 after moving from Quebec to Colorado while changing their name from the Nordiques, have only had four captains in team history. Joe Sakic wore the “C” from 1995 to 2009, Adam Foote captained them from 2009-2011, and this past season Milan Hejduk led the team. And now, Gabriel Landeskog will have the honor of being captain of the Colorado Avalanche for the foreseeable future.
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Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco has named reigning Calder Trophy winner Gabriel Landeskog captain of the Avalanche and the youngest captain in NHL history.
Landeskog supplants Sidney Crosby as youngest captain in NHL history by eleven days. Landeskog is 19 years, 286 days old.
Last season, Landeskog led the team in both hits and goals as he won the Calder Memorial Trophy awarded...
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that forward Gabriel Landeskog has been named team captain. Landeskog was appointed captain by Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco after Milan Hejduk informed the coaching staff that he has relinquished his role.
Hejduk, who served as captain during the 2011-12 campaign, will remain as an assistant captain this upcoming...
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that forward Gabriel Landeskog has been named team captain. Landeskog was appointed captain by Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco after Milan Hejduk informed the coaching staff that he has relinquished his role.
Hejduk, who served as captain during the 2011-12 campaign, will remain as an assistant captain this upcoming season along with Paul S...
IN a surpising bit of news, the Colorado Avalanche announced today that they have a new captain.
Of all the candidates, reigning calder trophy winner Gabriel Landeskog has been named the captain, the youngest player in NHL history to garner such an honor.
Last year's captain Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny will be the assistant captains under Landeskog.
Landeskog was a...
Today Gabriel Landeskog was named captain of the Colorado Avalanche. This makes him the youngest captain in NHL history. Of course, Sidney Crosby once held that title. Big deal. That means nothing. Younger and younger people are accomplishing things every day. The Crosby fact should be noted a a minor footnote in this story but, of course, some people want to make the story...
On May 31, 2007, the Pittsburgh Penguins named Sidney Crosby as their new team team captain, the the youngest age ever of just 19 years, 297 days. It was a moment that made many question if Sid The Kid was ready, but Crosby and the Penguins have never looked back.
The Colorado Avalanche are hoping for similar results with their newly anointed captain.
Have you ever noticed that I always seem to write my random comments blogs on Wednesdays? Interesting.
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- So the Colorado Avalanche name Gabriel Landeskog their new captain, and questions immediately begin to fly as to when Taylor Hall (or Jordan...