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.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp