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Halfway through the 2019-20 NHL season, the Colorado Avalanche sit in second place in the Western Conference’s Central Division, with left wing Gabriel Landeskog contributing ten goals and seven assists to the team’s benefit.


A couple years ago, Landeskog — then the team’s captain — followed on the heels (skates?) of Tomas Tatar and Evgeni Malkin in demonstrating his stickhandling skills while wearing a GoPro helmet cam.

Early in the video, the six-foot-one Swede successfully targets the camera atop the goal with a slap shot. Pieces of plastic go flying, nonetheless the camera continues recording.


Landeskog’s favored female is Torontonian Melissa Shouldice, a graduate of the University of Guelph in Ontario with whom he tied the knot in December of 2019.


In 2012, Landeskog became the youngest ever captain in NHL history at 19 years, 286 days of age. Years from now, when he decides to hang up his skates, the fun-loving Swede will have no trouble securing a Cooking Channel show featuring shirtless pancake making.