Man Candy/Man Crush Monday, Christmas Edition

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Swedish Model/The Captain

Go to Tumblr for images of Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

No man candy or man crush list would be complete without Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog.

Man Candy: You don’t have to be attracted to men to know his symmetrical, square-jawed features make him handsome.Landy is renowned as one of the best-looking guys in a league that includes Tyler Seguin and Bobby Ryan. Hells, even amongst his own countrymen, men like Henrik Lundqvist and Erik Karlsson, Landy is well-known for being one of the finest specimens. He makes every female journalist’s top list for sexy NHLers.

In fact, Gabriel Landeskog is so classically good-looking that he got scouted as a model. Right after his rookie year, as he was shopping around for a suit to wear to the NHL Awards (at which he was awarded the Calder Trophy), a designer approached him and asked if he’d like to model the designer’s clothes. Gabe got “discovered” on his way to being honored as a top hockey player!

Man Crush: It’s easy to see why Gabriel Landeskog is the Captain. While most Swedish hockey players are known for their finesse, Gabe has an added toughness to his game. He hits. He blocks shots. He also slashes a lot. (He gets called for slashing all the time anyway.) Plus, he’s just an excellent hockey player with a lot of two-way skill.

Then, there was that Captain Fight…Landeskog took on Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd in a rousing hockey fight — that Gabe won!