Filip Forsberg

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Filip Forsberg
Filip Forsberg 2010.jpg
Born (1994-08-13) August 13, 1994 (age 20)
Östervåla, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
Leksands IF
NHL Draft 11th overall, 2012
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2010–present
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2012 Calgary
Silver 2013 Ufa
Silver 2014 Malmö
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Silver 2011 Břeclav
IIHF World U18 Championships
Silver 2011 Crimmitschau
Silver 2012 Brno

Carl Filip Anton Forsberg (born August 13, 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Forsberg was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Forsberg had standout performances at both the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Breclav, Czech Republic and World U18 Championships Tournament, Brno, Czech Republic where he was a member of the silver medal winning Team Sweden. At World Juniors in Brno he was also selected Best Forward of the tournament.[1][2] In final rankings done by NHL Central Scouting, Forsberg was the highest rated European forward available in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[3] He was selected 11th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.

On July 13, 2012, whilst attending his first Capitals development camp, he was then signed to a three-year entry level contract.[4] Forsberg was returned to his former club, Leksands IF, on loan for the duration of the 2012–13 season. He again improved upon his season totals for the third consecutive year to finish with 33 points in 38 games to help Leksand gain promotion to return to the Swedish Hockey League for the following season.

On April 3, 2013, Forsberg was unexpectedly traded by the Capitals to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta.[5] With his Swedish season completed, Forsberg was recalled from his loan and made his NHL debut towards the end of the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, becoming the third youngest player to suit up for the Predators, in a 3–0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on April 14, 2013.[6]

Forsberg scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2013, against Niklas Bäckström of the Minnesota Wild.[7]

Personal[edit]

Filip has a younger brother, Fredrik Forsberg, born in 1996. The brothers are of no relation to former NHL star Peter Forsberg.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Leksands IF J20 5 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Leksands IF J20 36 21 19 40 22
2010–11 Leksands IF Allsv 10 1 0 1 0 6 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Leksands IF J20 6 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Leksands IF Allsv 43 8 9 17 33 10 2 1 3 0
2012–13 Leksands IF Allsv 38 15 18 33 16 9 5 4 9 6
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 13 1 4 5 4
2013–14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 47 15 19 34 14 3 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 18 1 5 6 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden WJC18

6 4 2 6 2
2012 Sweden WJC 1 6 0 1 1 2
2012 Sweden WJC18

6 5 2 7 6
2013 Sweden WJC

6 3 2 5 0
2014 Sweden WJC

7 4 8 12 2
Junior totals 31 16 15 31 12

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External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Tom Wilson