Colorado Avalanche Halloween: 5 Scary Players

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#5:Gabriel Landeskog, a.k.a. Franken-swede

Oct 16, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Colorado Avalanche center Gabriel Landeskog (92) during warmup prior to game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche’s good-looking captain is probably a surprise appearance on this list. However, scariness isn’t for looks alone. Gabriel Landeskog is a power forward with a mean streak.

Landeskog doesn’t play a typical finesse game. He hits, a lot. He fights, not a lot, but he had three big battles last year. Gabriel Landeskog is also one of those instigator players. I’ve seen him poke and prod at players on the ice, doing anything to get under their skin.

How about that time he stood up for defenseman Erik Johnson (0:38):

What he’s saying — most vehemently — to Minnesota Wild skater Erik Haula is “Stay down. If you’re injured, stay down.” Not a lot of sympathy in our captain at that moment.

Here’s that time Gabriel Landeskog annihilated Nashville Predator defenseman Roman Josi then fought captain Shea Weber:

Here’s a scary picture from Gabriel Landeskog’s Twitter:

Oops, my mistake. Here’s his scary black eye face:

Come on, between the black eye and all that orange, this is a pretty good Halloween picture.

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