Kitchener Rangers Head Coach and General Manager Steve Spott announced that the team has completed a trade with the Plymouth Whalers.
In the deal the Rangers acquire Plymouth’s 2009 Import Draft Pick Gabriel Landeskog and the Whalers’ second pick in the 2010 Import Draft. The Rangers send their first round pick of the 2009 CHL Import Draft Tomas Tatar, a second round pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection, a fourth in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection and their first round Import selection in 2010.
Landeskog turns 17 this November and played for Djurgarden IF of the Swedish Elite Junior(s) and Professional League last season.
He tallied seven goals and 14 assists and accumulated 63 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Junior-20 team. Gabriel was the youngest player in Djurgarden’s history to play professional.
Landeskog also played in three International tournaments for Sweden last year. He scored a total of 13 goals and added an assist for 14 points in 20 games.
Gabriel is eligible for the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Spott had this to say of Landeskog, “Gabriel was the player that we had targeted going into the Import Draft. He fit the age category and type of player that we were looking for. He will be a great addition to our team for the next three years.”
Birthplace: Stockholm, SWE
Height: 184 cm / 6’0″
Weight: 91 kg / 201 lbs