Kent Forsberg

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Kent Forsberg
Born September 12, 1947
Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation ice hockey coach, founder of Forspro
Years active 1992-1998
Employer Modo Hockey of the Elitserien; Swedish national team; Berlin Polar Bears of the German league

Kent Forsberg (born September 12, 1947) is a Swedish ice hockey coach. He has coached Modo Hockey of the Elitserien and the Swedish national team. He is the father of former NHL player Peter Forsberg.

Coaching career[edit]

Forsberg began coaching Modo Hockey of the Elitserien in 1992–93, leading them to a 17-17-6 record. After a sub-.500 season in 1993–94, his coaching tenure ended. During his two seasons with Modo, he coached his son Peter Forsberg who was starring for the club. He took over as head coach of the Swedish national team in 1995 after Curt Lundmark.[1] After the World Championships in 1998, he resigned.[1] Forsberg then briefly served as a mid-season replacement as head coach of the Berlin Polar Bears of the German league.

Off the ice[edit]

Forsberg and his son have a joint venture called Forspro. The development company co-funded the construction of Modo Hockey's Swedbank Arena in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Team Sweden's coaches since 1957". swehockey.se. Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 

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