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Avalanche Extend Landeskog For Seven Years

from the Colorado Avalanche,

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has agreed to terms with captain Gabriel Landeskog on a seven-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

"Gabe is and will continue to be a large part of the foundation of this hockey team for many years to come," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. “Signing our captain to a long-term extension demonstrates the commitment of Stan and Josh Kroenke to this franchise and to our fan base. In just two seasons, Gabe has already proven to be a great asset to our organization both on and off the ice. The fact that he has agreed to a long-term deal shows that he believes in this team, his teammates and the direction of this franchise moving forward."

"I would like to thank the Kroenke family and the entire Avalanche organization for their trust and belief in me,”Landeskog said. “I love Colorado and I love being a part of this wonderful community. There is no other place I’d rather be than in Denver wearing the Avalanche logo. I am looking forward to training camp and the upcoming season.”

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Translated... Landeskpgs contract is worth 39 million dollars, more than a quarter of a billion Swedish kronor. It provides a wage ceiling hit on just over 5.5 million/sea.

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Retire that #92 now.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/15/13 at 02:00 PM ET

awould's avatar

That’s a steal.

Posted by awould on 08/15/13 at 03:10 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I can’t help but feel sorry for this kid.  He seems like a real competitor and he’s now going to be stuck on a budget team for the meaningful part of his career.  I guess in 6 years he’ll be deadline bait, if there’s anything left after the pounding he’s going to take (smallish for his playstyle and probably won’t ever exactly be surrounded by talent).  That’s something to look forward to.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 08/16/13 at 01:41 AM ET

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