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Gabriel Landeskog named to Swedish Olympic roster

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On Tuesday, Sweden announced the 25-man roster that would represent the country at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Included amongst the names was Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog.

Although this is the first Olympics for the 21-year old forward, Landeskog is no stranger to the national team. He has represented the Tre Kroner at least once per season since he was 15. He served as an assistant captain for the 2012 World Championships, despite only being 19 at the time. This will mark the 13th time that Landeskog has played for Sweden.

Sweden will look to follow up their gold medal winning performance at the 2013 World Championships; which saw Landeskog score four points in 10 games.

In 41 games this season, Landeskog has 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists), 27 penalty minutes and is plus-eight. He is currently on a seven-game point streak (three goals, five assists). Three seasons in to his career, Landeskog has accumulated 100 points (43 goals, 57 assists) and 100 penalty minutes in 159 games.

Landeskog joins an Avalanche contingency at the Olympics that also includes Matt Duchene (Canada), Paul Stastny (United States), Semyon Varlamov (Russia) and prospect Jonas Holos (Norway). The Olympics will be held from Feb. 7-23.

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