Colorado Avalanche: A Look at 2nd Overall Draft Pick Gabriel Landeskog

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Colorado Avalanche: A Look at 2nd Overall Draft Pick Gabriel Landeskog
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Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for excitement around Avs Nation these days is the addition of Gabriel Landeskog through the second pick of this year's entry draft.

The captain of the OHL's Kitchener Rangers finished last season having only played in 53 contests due to an injury. However, he still managed to rack up 66 points (36 goals, 30 assists) while maintaining a plus-27 rating.

Billed as a power forward who is highly skilled but also very physical, he brings a style of play the team desperately needs after losing Chris Stewart to the Blues in the Erik Johnson trade.

If Landeskog can hold his own in the league this year and provide the crash-the-net-type of production that Stewart was famous for, he could make the deal with the Blues look a lot nicer for the Avalanche.

Combined with the pure skill of Matt Duchene and Milan Hejduk, Landeskog's style will nicely complement a potent scoring line.

Here is some video that showcases Denver's newest rookie sensation.

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