Anton Forsberg

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Anton Forsberg
Anton Forsberg - Columbus Blue Jackets.jpg
Forsberg in November 2014.
Born (1992-11-27) 27 November 1992 (age 23)
Härnösand, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
Modo Hockey
NHL Draft 188th overall, 2011
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2008–present
Medal record
Representing Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Calgary

Anton Forsberg (born 27 November 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Blue Jackets in the seventh round (188th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Forsberg played in his native Sweden as a youth with Modo Hockey. In the 2011–12 season, Forsberg made his senior debut with Modo in the top tier Elitserien.

On 28 May 2013, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract,[1] and he was assigned to play with the Springfield Falcons after the completion of the 2013–14 SHL season. Forsberg played his first professional game in North America on 1 April 2014, stopping 25 of 26 shots to lead the Springfield Falcons to a 3–1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.[2]

Forsberg made his NHL debut 1 November 2014 against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.[3]

In his second season in North America, Forsberg helped the Lake Erie Monsters win their first Calder Cup championship in franchise history, winning all nine starts in the playoffs.[4] On June 17, 2016, Forsberg was signed to a one-year contract extension to remain within the Blue Jackets organization.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 AIK Härnösand Div.1 1 20 2 0 6.00 .714
2009–10 Modo Hockey J20 21 1183 73 1 3.70 .874 3 177 3 0 2.37 .903
2010–11 Modo Hockey J20 33 1942 94 3 2.90 .907 6 358 17 0 2.85 .921
2010–11 AIK Härnösand Div.1 1 59 5 0 5.11 .857
2011–12 Modo Hockey J20 14 847 31 2 2.19 .923 4 248 14 0 3.39 .891
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 15 609 32 0 3.15 .898
2012–13 Södertälje SK Allsv 33 24 9 0 1972 67 3 2.04 .933 8 3.00 .901
2013–14 Modo Hockey SHL 22 11 11 0 1304 53 1 2.44 .919
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 4 3 0 0 212 4 0 1.13 .957 2 0 1 59 3 0 3.03 .917
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 30 20 8 1 1764 59 3 2.01 .927
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 5 0 4 0 256 20 0 4.69 .866
2015–16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 41 23 10 5 2302 92 2 2.40 .914 10 9 0 584 13 2 1.34 .949
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 1 3 0 178 9 0 3.03 .907
SHL totals 37 1913 85 1 2.67 .913
NHL totals 9 1 7 0 434 29 0 4.01 .882

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012 Sweden WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 2 1 0 0 60 1 0 0.99 .933
Junior totals 2 1 0 0 60 1 0 0.99 .933

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets sign goaltender Anton Forsberg to a three year, entry-level contract". NHL.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "GAME SUMMARY 1015 – Tuesday, April 1, 2014". theAHL.com. American Hockey League. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ O'Brien, James (1 November 2014). "Goalie nods: Anton Forsberg debuts for battered Blue Jackets". NBC Sports ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Monsters bring Calder Cup back to Cleveland". American Hockey League. 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Anton Forsberg to one-year contract extension". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2016-06-17. Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  6. ^ Brown, Tony (June 12, 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 

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