Peter Forsberg

Birth date 13 Feb 1971 (45 years)
Nationality Sweden Sweden
Position Centre
Nickname Foppa
Team history
Modo Hockey 2009 - 2010
Colorado Avalanche 2008
Nashville Predators 2006 - 2007
Philadelphia Flyers 2005 - 2007
Modo Hockey 2004 - 2005
Colorado Avalanche 1995 - 2004
Modo Hockey 1990 - 1995

Peter Forsberg is a Swedish forward on Modo Hockey.

Forsberg was drafted 6th overall in 1991 by the Philadelphia Flyers, after scoring 102 points for Modo’s junior team in 1990-91. He played the next four seasons with Modo, before coming to the NHL in 1994. He won the MVP in 1993, and led Modo to the finals, where they lost in the final contest. By then, he had been traded to Quebec as part of the deal that sent Eric Lindros to Philadelphia, and he scored 15 goals and 50 points in his rookie year with the Nordiques, winning the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year. Forsberg moved to Colorado with the club the next season and had the best year of his career, scoring 116 points in ’95-96. He won his first Stanley Cup that season, adding 21 points for the Avalanche in the playoffs. The next season, injuries began to take their toll on Forsberg, as he played only 65 games, but still managed to score 86 points and help the Avs finish with the best record in the league. He won his second Stanley Cup in 2001, but did not play in the final two playoff series, as he had to have his spleen removed. He led the playoffs in scoring during 2002 with 27 points, but the Avalanche lost in the Western Conference Finals to their archrival Detroit Red Wings. In 2003, he won league scoring title with 106 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Trophy as league MVP.

In 2004, Forsberg spent the season with Modo Hockey during the NHL lockout, playing with fellow NHL stars Markus Naslund and the Sedin twins. He did not re-sign with the Avalanche, as the newly implemented salary cap forced them to reprioritize their roster. He signed with Philadelphia, where he scored 75 points in 60 games. He was named team captain in 2006, but was traded to Nashville at the trade deadline as the Flyers suffered through their worst season in franchise history. He helped the Predators reach the playoffs, while assisting on the last goal of the season that knocked his former team, Colorado, out of the playoff hunt for the first time since the club moved to Denver. He signed with Colorado again in 2007, but played in only 9 games, scoring 14 points. He signed with Modo in 2008, and scored 22 points in the 5 games he played for his old Swedish club. Forsberg finished his NHL career with 885 points in 706 games, and an impressive +242 rating. He was named to the NHL All-Star team 5 times.

Forsberg is one of the most revered players in Swedish hockey history due to some of the feats he has accomplished through his international play. He has played in 13 international tournaments and three junior tournaments. He won gold medals at the 1994 and 2006 Olympics, as well as the ’98 and ’92 World Championships. He won silver medals at the ’93, ’03 and ’04 World Championships, and a bronze medal at the 1996 World Cup. Forsberg was immortalized on a Swedish stamp after scoring the gold medal-winning goal in 1994. With his two World Championship golds, Olympic Gold medal and two Stanley Cups, Forsberg is a member of the famed Triple Gold club, and is the only Swede to have won each trophy more than once.

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