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Anton Forsberg
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Born 27 November 1992 (1992-11-27) (age 26)
Härnösand, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Modo Hockey
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 188th overall, 2011
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2008–present

Anton Forsberg (born on November 27, 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Anton was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round (188th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

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

On May 28, 2013, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Anton to a three-year, entry-level contract and was assigned to play with the Springfield Falcons after the completion of the 2013–14 SHL season.

Anton played in his first professional game in North America on April 1, 2014, stopping 25 of 26 shots to lead the Springfield Falcons to a 3–1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Anton made his NHL debut on November 1, 2014 against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. In his second season in North America, he helped the Lake Erie Monsters win their first Calder Cup championship in franchise history, winning all nine starts in the playoffs.

On June 17, 2016, he was signed to a one-year contract extension to remain within the Blue Jackets organization.

On January 10, 2017, he made his first 2016–17 season appearance for the Blue Jackets in a 5–3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

On June 23, 2017, Anton was traded by the Blue Jackets (alongside Brandon Saad and a fifth-round pick in 2018) to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick in 2017.

Three days later, on June 26, 2017, he was signed to a two-year contract with the Blackhawks.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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 HärnösandDiv.11 20 2 0 6.00.714
2009–10 Modo HockeyJ20211183731 3.70.874 3 177 3 0 2.37 .903
2010–11 Modo HockeyJ20331942943 2.90.907 6 358 17 0 2.85 .921
2010–11 AIK Härnösand Div.11 59 5 0 5.11.857
2011–12 Modo HockeyJ2014847 312 2.19.923 4 248 14 0 3.39 .891
2011–12 Modo HockeySEL15 609 32 0 3.15.898
2012–13Södertälje SKAllsv33249019726732.04.933 8 3.00 .901
2013–14Modo HockeySHL221111013045312.44.919
2013–14Springfield FalconsAHL4300212401.13.957 2 0 1 59 3 0 3.03 .917
2014–15Springfield FalconsAHL30208117645932.01.927
2014–15Columbus Blue JacketsNHL50402562004.69.866
2015–16Lake Erie MonstersAHL412310523029222.40.914 10 9 0 584 13 2 1.34 .949
2015–16Columbus Blue JacketsNHL4130178903.03.907
2016–17Cleveland MonstersAHL5127176297711342.28.926
2016–17Columbus Blue JacketsNHL101059404.10.852
SHL totals 37 1913 85 1 2.67 .913
NHL totals 10 1 8 0 493 33 0 4.02 .879

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012 Sweden WJC Template:Goca 2 1 0 0 60 1 0 0.99 .933
Junior totals 2 1 0 0 60 1 0 0.99 .933

AccoladesEdit

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016