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Gabriel Landeskog named an alternate captain for Sweden

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Colorado Avalanche team captain Gabriel Landeskog will also be wearing a letter when he dons the Tre Kroner for Sweden in the Olympics. It was announced Monday, that the 21-year-old forward has been named an assistant captain for the team.

"To be honest I was quite shocked by it,” said Landeskog. “But on the other hand I want to thank the coaching staff for putting the faith in me. And of course it’s a huge honor. Now I just need to not take anything for granted and prove that I deserve it.”

Landeskog will join Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall as an alternate taking over for Henrik Sedin; who pulled out of the tournament due to injury.

The honor is nothing new for Landeskog; who also served as an alternate for Sweden at the 2012 World Championships.

In Sept. 2012, Landeskog became the youngest captain in NHL history. He currently ranks second on the Avalanche in scoring, with 48 points in 57 games. He goes in to the Olympics riding a career-high nine-game point streak.

Sweden opens their preliminary round schedule on Wednesday against the Czech Republic.



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