Gradually, they trickled off the ice until only one player was left, one with the number 92, signifying the year he was born. Don't let the good looks, big contract and fancy high number fool you. Gabriel Landeskog is a rink rat.

"I like to be on the ice. I just want to be out there as much as I can," Landeskog said Tuesday after the first day of Avalanche rookie camp at the Family Sports Center. "Especially, on the first day like this. You want to get the touch and get the feel again."

The second overall pick in this year's NHL draft, Landeskog is getting to know his new team and city. Living in a hotel room in the south end of the metro area with rookie teammate Brad Malone, Landeskog said he's "gotten to eat in just about every restaurant in the Park Meadows Mall by now."

One place Landeskog hasn't visited is the new Ikea furniture and accessories store near the mall. A Swede, new in town, not having gone to Ikea yet?