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Gabriel Landeskog, Tour Guide

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

STOCKHOLM -- For this week only, Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog has a new title with extra responsibilities.

Team tour guide.

"It's finally my turn," Landeskog told NHL.com during an interview at the Avalanche's hotel following practice Tuesday, in advance of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series featuring games against the Ottawa Senators on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NHL Network, TSN5, RDS, ALT, NHL.TV) and Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHL Network, SN, RDS, ALT, NHL.TV) at Ericsson Globe.

Since arriving in the NHL in 2011, Landeskog, a Stockholm native and still resident, has only been the visitor in someone else's hometown, city or state. He has been shown around, told where to go and how to get there, where and what to eat.

Only in Landeskog's dreams did the chance to come home to play an NHL game exist. Only in his dreams did he picture himself showing his teammates around his town, giving them a history lesson, sight-seeing recommendations, restaurant and food tips.

"I never thought I'd see the day, but here we are," Landeskog said. 


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