A Stockholm native, Landeskog grew up playing in the Djurgardens system and played there until the end of the 2008-09 season, when he left to join the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.
Landeskog, the second pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, tied for the rookie scoring lead with 52 points and was second with 22 goals. He was named the winner of the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year in June.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season