Avalanche Make a Major Decision on Their Captain

Published September 21, 2023 at 8:54

The Colorado Avalanche faced challenges in 2022-23, especially after their triumphant Cup win the prior season. A significant factor in this was the absence of their captain, Gabriel Landeskog, for the entire year.

Avalanche Make a Major Statement on Captain Landeskog


Landeskog will be sidelined for the entire 2023-24 season. This has led to debates about whether the Avalanche should appoint a new captain. Yet, according to Head Coach Jared Bednar, there are no plans to do so. He strongly believes that Landeskog remains the heart and soul of the team and anticipates his return to the rink.

Yeah I've thought about it, but I'm not going to do that.

- Bednar on naming a new captain.

A Respected Leader

Landeskog's esteemed reputation both within the Colorado franchise and across the NHL is undeniable. Retaining the C on his jersey underscores his pivotal role in the team. And with alternate captains like Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and others, the Avalanche can navigate the season without an official captain on the field.

With a career spanning 738 games for the Avalanche, Landeskog's leadership qualities are unmatched. He scored 248 goals and 571 points and led the team to their third Stanley Cup in its history. This speaks volumes of his commitment, further hinting at his eventual return to the game.

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Avalanche Make a Major Decision on Their Captain

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