Former Kitchener Rangers captain Gabriel Landeskog has made the jump to captain at the NHL level and he’s the youngest in league history to do so.  

At 19 years 286 days, Landeskog is 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby was when he took the “C” with the Penguins in 2007.

Rangers Associate Coach Paul Fixter coached with the Avalanche for six years and sees a lot of Joe Sakic in Landeskog.

“I know with Joe (Sakic) being involved with the management of the hockey club, Joe probably sees a lot of himself.” said Fixter.

Landeskog was the second overall pick in 2011 and captained the Rangers in the 2010-11 season.