Landeskog at the 2012 NHL Awards

“C” it’s one small letter, one massive responsibility. Many players will see years of ice time but never have the title of Captain. That’s not the case for Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog who became the youngest captain in NHL history today; the 4th in Avalanche history joining past captains, Joe Sakic, Adam Foote, and Milan Hejduk.

Drafted as the 2nd pick in 2011, Landeskog posted an amazing rookie season, which ultimately earned him the Calder win at this years NHL Awards.

Other notable young NHL captains, Penguins Sidney Crosby and Blackhawks Jonathan Toews; both Stanley Cup winners. Season pending, it’ll be interesting to see how Landeskog takes on his new role, and if it’s the push Colorado needs to skate into the Stanley Cup playoffs this coming season.

Follow Gabe on Twitter: @gabelandeskog92

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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