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Landeskog breaks Avs rookie shots record

Mar 12, 2012, 11:00 PM EST

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Gabriel Landeskog made his mark on the Colorado Avalanche’s record books when he recorded his 233 shot on goal of the season during Monday’s game. That’s the most shots ever recorded by a rookie in franchise history.

He also has a firm lead in that category when it comes to this season’s crop of rookies, although Matt Read began Monday with one more goal than Landeskog despite recording nearly 100 fewer shots.

Landeskog might not end up winning the Calder Trophy, but he deserves to be part of the conversation. He hasn’t been as much of an offensive force as Adam Henrique or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – who both beat him in terms of points-per-game – but Landeskog has also been able to contribute in other ways. Henrique and Nugent-Hopkins don’t even come close to Landeskog in terms of hits and Landeskog leads all rookies in takeaways. Of course Read, who leads all rookies in goals, and Cody Hodgson, who has done a lot in limited playing time, deserve some recognition too. It should be interesting to see who comes out on top.

  1. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Mar 12, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    So jealous the Avs have this guy! Great person off the ice too, good kid all around.

    congrats!!!!

  2. emperorzero - Mar 12, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    OT winner tonight for Landenskog as well. He might not win the Calder, but I don’t see how he’s not one of the three finalists.

    Oh! Also the only rookie to lead his team in goals.

    • firstandonlywarning - Mar 13, 2012 at 4:05 AM

      He has the Calder sewn-up

  3. philsosexy - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Matt Read does not get enough love! He is a great 2 way player, leads all rookies in goals, works his heart out every game. Not saying he should win..but at least top 3

    • firstandonlywarning - Mar 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

      But he wont be top 3, so get over it

  4. andidee15 - Mar 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Even though it wasn’t mentioned, the previous holder of that record was Peter Stastny. He set it in 1980-81 when the team was still in Quebec. The record stood for 31 years.

  5. kopperlis123 - Mar 13, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Ha,Awesome I think it’s great
    [img]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u476/marry38382/xray.jpg[/img]

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