|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Chicoutimi Sagueneens||Drummondville Voltigeurs|
|Gatineau Olympiques||Halifax Mooseheads|
|Moncton Wildcats||PEI Rocket|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
|Brandon Wheat Kings|
|Edmonton Oil Kings|
|Medicine Hat Tigers|
|Moose Jaw Warriors|
|Prince Albert Raiders|
|Red Deer Rebels|
|Swift Current Broncos|
|Prince George Cougars|
October 01, 2012
Congratulations to Ron Shields of Hamilton, Ontario, winner of last week’s Rangers Recall trivia contest! Ron correctly answered the Week 2 trivia question correctly, and won a great Rangers prize.
Don’t forget – even if you’re not the weekly winner, you will earn one Grand Prize ballot for each correct answer you send in!
A new question goes up every Tuesday morning at 9:00am ET on the Rangers Recall website.
Q: Fill in the blank: At the beginning of the 2010-11 season, Gabriel Landeskog was named the first _________ in Rangers franchise history.
A: Import Captain.
In October of 2010, Stockholm, Sweden native Gabriel Landeskog was named captain of the Kitchener Rangers, becoming the first European import player in franchise history to don the ‘C’.
Then a sophomore, the forward averaged over a point-per-game over the 2010-11 season, recording 36 goals and 30 assists in 53 regular season games. At the end of the year, Landeskog was selected second overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.
The Swedish winger was the second-consecutive Rangers alumnus to be recognized as the NHL’s top freshman, collecting the 2012 Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year one year after former teammate Jeff Skinner. In September 2012, Landeskog donned the ‘C’ again, this time of the Avalanche, becoming the youngest player in league history to captain his team.
While Landeskog was the first Rangers captain to join the team directly from Europe, and therefore is known as the team’s first European captain, he was not the first European-born player to lead the Blueshirts. Alexander ‘Sandy’ Fitzpatrick, who captained the team through its inaugural season, was a native of Paisley, Scotland. Similarly, Walt Tkaczuk, the Rangers’ captain from 1966-68 was raised in Ontario, but was born in Germany and would go on to be the first German-born player to captain an NHL team.