Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog becomes youngest captain in NHL history

Wednesday September 5th, 2012

The Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday made second-year winger Gabriel Landeskog the youngest captain in NHL history, at 19 years, 286 days. That makes Landeskog 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby was when he was named Pittsburgh Penguins captain in 2007.

Landeskog replaces Milan Hejduk, who told coaches he wanted to give up the C. (Hejduk and Paul Stastny will serve as alternate captains.)

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