Melissa Shouldice is the wife of Gabriel Landeskog, a Swedish NHL player who is the captain and left winger of the Colorado Avalanche. Landeskog who has been with the Avalanche since 2011 has been serving as their captain for ten seasons. He rightly is one of the most notable faces of the western conference team.
His wife, Melissa however is rather discreet about her private life and hardly exposes herself on social media. The couple who has been together since the early 2010s is also parents to two children.
Discover the wife of the NHL star, Melissa Shouldice with whom he has been in a relationship for almost a decade.
Melissa Shouldice History And Profession
Landeskog’s wife, Melissa is a native of Toronto, Canada where her family hails from. She was born on January 20, 1991. The rest of the information regarding her prior life however is a bit of a murky issue in light of her fewer to no appearances in the media or her reservedness for such scenes.
Similar to her history not much about Melissa is in the records but she is reported to be a psychology graduate. She studied at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She apparently also has a particular interest in design. In fact, Shouldice happens to be a wardrobe stylist. She helps people transform their residential and commercial properties and interior design.
She is an Aquarius and 32 years old as of 2023.
Melissa Shouldice Relationship with Her Husband Gabriel Landeskog
Shouldice and the Swedish-born Gabriel have been together since 2012. Landeskog met Melissa when he was playing for the NHL. Some report they met at college.
Melissa and the Avalanche captain, Gabriel Landeskog married on July 6, 2018. The Avs left winger and his spouse tied the knot at The Resort on Pelican Hill in New Port Beach California.
After the wedding, the couple became parents to two children. Shouldice and her athlete husband welcomed their first child, a daughter named Linnea Rae on November 2, 2019. A year later the couple would have their second child, a son named Lukey on March 4, 2020/March 5, 2021.
While Shouldice has her social media account set to private, her athlete husband frequently shares his and his family pictures including Melissa and the kids on his Instagram as well as Facebook.
Melissa Shouldice Hates Her Spouse’s Accent
Shouldice apparently hates her husband, Landeskog’s accent however it is not because it is imperfect. She in fact finds it annoying how perfect it is. In an interview with NHL, while talking about his flawless North American English, the Avalanche no 92 said while he had an accent at the beginning, he got rid of it gradually as he spent more time in the US.
He additionally also confessed how his wife sometimes wished he had a Swedish accent because she would really find it hot. He also mentioned how people would tell him he sounds like he is from the Canadian prairies somewhere.
Melissa Husband, Gabriel Is A Million Dollar Athlete
Although it is unclear how rich Melissa is on her own, her husband Gabriel Landeskog is famously a millionaire who has been raking in tens of millions of dollars since the early 2010s.
Back in 2011, he had signed a three-year contract worth $10.7 million with the Colorado Avalanche. The deal came up with a base salary of $3.5 million in addition to a signing bonus of over $200,000. By the year 2021, Melissa’s athlete husband would sign a $56 million contract extension with the Avalanche in July 2021. It included an annual salary of $7 million.
A Bit About Melissa Shouldice Husband’s Professional Life
Shouldice’s husband, Gabriel made his debut in NHL with Colorado Avalanche after having played for the Swedish team, Djurgadens, IF.
Gabriel who was born on November 23 1992 began playing organized hockey at the age of six. He progressed within the youth ranks of Djurgarden Hockey Club.
During the 2009 Canadian Hockey League import draft, the Ontario Hockey League team the Plymouth Whalers drafted the Swedish man second overall. The Whalers would trade him to the Kitchen Rangers later that same year.
His stint with the Colorado Avalanche began on June 24, 2011, when the Central Division team selected him in the first round (21st overall) in the 2011 NHL draft. Shouldice’s partner made an immediate impact with the Avalanche scoring 22 goals and 31 assists as a rookie. Since then he has become one of Avalanche’s top players. The six-foot-one Scandinavian has helped the Denver-based team reach playoffs on several occasions.
So far, Landeskog has played 656 games scoring 226 goals and 293 assists.
At the international level, Gabriel has represented Sweden as a senior 43 times scoring 9 goals and 14 assists. He was also part of the Swedish team that won the 2013 and 2017 IIHF World Championships.