As one of the best teams in Colorado Avalanche history prepares for this first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, captain Gabe Landeskog is now greeting arrivals to Denver International Airport.

Landeskog lent his voice to the arrival trains to the DIA terminal, airport staff announced Monday.

On Sunday, the Avalanche clinched the Central Division championship and was locked into a first-round playoff series with the Minnesota Wild; that series begins Thursday at the Pepsi Center.

The Avs finished the season with a 52-22-8 record and 112 points.

Colorado sports stars lending their voice to the airport is a common occurrence when teams make it to the postseason. Both John Elway and Peyton Manning of the Broncos have greeted arrivals to DIA in previous years.

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