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Landeskog Signs 7 Year Contract Extension With Avalanche

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Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on March 30, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on March 30, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Avalanche and captain Gabriel Landeskog have agreed to a seven year contract extension.

Landeskog, the second overall selection in the 2011 draft, was the rookie of the year in the NHL and was named team captain last September.

The left winger has collected 31 goals and 38 assists in 118 career games

“Gabe is and will continue to be a large part of the foundation of this hockey team for many years to come. Signing our captain to a long-term extension demonstrates the commitment of Stan and Josh Kroenke to this franchise and to our fan base,” Avalanche executive Joe Sakic said in a prepared statement.

Landeskog recently played for his native Sweden in the hockey world championships and won a gold medal.

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