TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 17: Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colrado Avalanche waits for a shot in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 17, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
The 19-year old will be the youngest captain in NHL history, 11 days younger than when Sidney Crosby took over the reins in Pittsburgh.
It's a new day for the Colorado Avalanche, as the team announced on Tuesday that Gabriel Landeskog, the 2012 Calder Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL's rookie of the year, will be their new captain.
Milan Hejduk, who had served as the captain last year, will be the team's assistant captain next season. Landeskog is now the fourth captain in Avalanche history, following Joe Sakic, Adam Foote and Hejduk.
The 19-year old Swede is 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby when he was named as the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2007, the previous mark for the youngest captain in NHL history.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Landeskog had no trouble adjusting to the league last season, finishing the year tied for the rookie lead in points with 22 goals and 30 assists.
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