Landeskog landed to join Sweden
by Martin Merk|16 MAY 2019
Swedish forward Gabriel Landeskog presents his medal after Tre Kronor’s win in the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship final against Canada.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
The Swedish national team will use its last spot to add Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog to the roster of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

Landeskog arrived in Bratislava on Thursday morning and is expected to play already in this afternoon’s game against Austria according to what head coach Rikard Gronborg told Swedish media. Jesper Bratt, however, may be missing in the line-up for medical reasons and is day-to-day.

With Landeskog Tre Kronor gets a player who was part of the gold-winning teams in 2013 and 2017. It will be the fourth World Championship participation for the 26-year-old.

The captain of the Colorado Avalanche had a career-high 75 points (34 goals, 41 assists) in 73 NHL games this season that earned him his first All-Star Game nomination. He recorded eight points (3+5) in 12 playoff games.

Yesterday Sweden already registered Dallas Stars defenceman John Klingberg as well as defenceman Philip Holm of Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod, who had already been practising with the team. With the addition of Landeskog Tre Kronor will have a full roster of three goaltenders and 22 skaters.