Director of NHL Central Scouting, Dan Marr:
"Michael has a strong game down low. He can cycle the puck to the net and offers a wicked shot. He's playing with confidence. He's recently shown to be able to go out there and actually dictate the play. He's got soft hands for a big man and complements that with good puck handling and skills."
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild