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2011 NHL Draft Profile: Gabriel Landeskog

Tuesday, 06.07.2011 / 4:00 PM / 2011 NHL Draft
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2011 NHL Draft Profile: Gabriel Landeskog
Leading up to the 2011 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. At number 3, the Panthers have a lot of players to choose from. What direction and who will they pick?

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GABRIEL LANDESKOG
#2 North American Skater
Kitchener, OHL
 
Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0" Weight: 207
Born: 11/23/92 Born In: Stockholm, SWE
   
THE SKINNY:
Ranked as the number two skater by C.S.S., Gabriel Landeskog boasts an impressive combination of talent and leadership. In just 53 games this season, Landeskog managed 36 goals and a plus-27 rating. He was the youngest captain of the Kitchener Rangers in the past 30 years, and claimed the distinction of being the first European captain in the 48-year franchise. Landeskog also captained the U-16, U-17, and U-18 Sweden national teams.

Landeskog debuted in the Swedish Elite League at 16 years and 90 days old, becoming the youngest playing in Djurgarden’s history. Hit father, Tony, was a defenseman in the Swedish Elite League, playing from 1977 until 1985 with Hammarby.   

NHL Central Scouting's Peter Sullivan: "Gabriel does remind me of former Kitchener Ranger (and Philadelphia Flyers captain) Mike Richards. He sticks up for his teammates and is as strong at both ends of the rink as any player in the draft this year. He competes as hard if not harder than anybody. He's got all the assets that you need to be a team leader and, for a potential No. 1 overall, that's what you would want."

NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards: "He is a good-size guy who is solid on his skates, not afraid to take the puck to the net or battle for it along the boards. His skating is very good in all areas. He plays the game with so much passion, he plays the game hard, he's a great mentor for players that are younger and older, maturity beyond his years. (He) doesn't need one game in the American league next year -- he should step right into the NHL. I think the team that gets him next year is going to get a player that helps them win a Stanley Cup."
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NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Mats Sundin
Goal Celebration: Arms out and look to the sky
Movie: The Blindside
Book: "My way back to life" by Lance Armstrong
Home-Cooked Meal: Spaghetti and Swedish meatballs
Activity Away From The Rink: Waterskiing


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2009-10 Kitchener OHL 61 24 22 46 51
2010-11 Kitchener OHL 53 36 30 66 61

NEWS:
Larsson, Landeskog Also In Running To Be No. 1
(06.03.11) Red Deer's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn't the only player in the running to be the top pick at the 2011 Entry Draft.
 
Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson of Skelleftea and Kitchener Rangers captain Gabriel Landeskog are also prime candidates to go No. 1. Like Nugent-Hopkins, each made it through Friday's fitness portion of the NHL Scouting Combine unscathed.

Tenacious Landeskog Breaks Swede Stereotype
(05.06.11) Gabriel Landeskog of the Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers isn't your typical swift-skating Swede.
 
He comes with a lunch pail, packs plenty of power and knows the English language as well, if not better, than most Europeans playing professionally today.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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