Hockey Hilarity: The Life and Times of Young Gabriel Landeskog

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As all of you know, Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog had a real big year. After being taken second overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Avs, he would go on to post 22 goals and 30 assists for 52 points in 82 games, and would go on to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year for the 2011-2012 season. On top of that, he was named the fourth captain in team history for the Avalanche, joining a pretty special group of guys such as Joe Sakic, Adam Foote, and Milan Hejduk. Landeskog’s now also officially the youngest player in NHL history to become captain for a team.

With that said, everybody needs to grow up at some point. You, me, our younger siblings, even hockey players. Landeskog realized he’s no longer a kid probably as he played against bigger men this past year, but he’s officially turning 20 in 49 days, which is another milestone though the way he lamented about this turn of events on Twitter, you’d think he’s ready to pick out a headstone instead:

With the lockout being all gloom and doom, this seemed appropriate. Win some, lose some I suppose. Until next week, we’ll both hope that something funnier happens between now and then.

  • Rick D.

    Such a great article, I’m glad they pay people like you to keep posting. Keep up the good work Nick.