Colorado Avalanche Goals for Core Players in the 2017-18 Season

DENVER, CO - APRIL 06: Gabriel Landeskog
DENVER, CO - APRIL 06: Gabriel Landeskog /
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DENVER, CO – APRIL 06: Gabriel Landeskog /

Gabriel Landeskog

2016-17 Points: 33 (18 goals, 15 assists)
2016-17 Shooting Percentage: 10.7%
Career Best Stats: 65 points (26 goals, 39 assists) in 2013-14
Special Concern: Two suspensions last season

Left wing and captain Gabriel Landeskog is meant to be one of the best players on the team. Yet his 33 points last year put him at #5 on the team. Now, part of the problem was that he missed 10 games — five of those due to suspension.

Landeskog’s best season came in 2013-14 when he cracked 60 points for the first time in his career. He came close the following season with 59. His rookie season he won the Calder Trophy with is 52 points (22 goals, 30 assists).

On the plus side, his shooing percentage was a very respectable 10.7%.

So, here are three goals I think Landeskog can reach this season:

  • Score over 20 goals
  • Record 60 points
  • Avoid getting suspended

Our captain is know for his “wild ways” (his words), but he’s going to have to keep his play clean enough to avoid suspension. That shouldn’t be too hard.

Landeskog has recorded at least 50 points four times in his six-year career. He’s striding into his prime as a player. I’d love to see him reaching for that 60-point mark.

Barring the lockout-shortened season, which also saw Landeskog miss games due to concussion, he’s reached the 20-goal mark every season but last. He should be a ~25-goal scorer, especially if his shooting percentage stays close to 10%.