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Anton Forsberg
Born 27 November 1992 (1992-11-27) (age 28)
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 Career[]

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 Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

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
2016–17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 51 27 17 6 2977 113 4 2.28 .926
2016–17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 1 0 59 4 0 4.10 .852
SHL totals 37 1913 85 1 2.67 .913
NHL totals 10 1 8 0 493 33 0 4.02 .879

International[]

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

Accolades[]

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016
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