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Forsberg wih the Avalanche.

Peter Mattias "Foppa" Forsberg (born July 20, 1973) is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey player. Known for his on-ice vision and physical play, Forsberg is considered one of the most complete players of his generation [1] As of 2011, he stands tenth all-time in career points-per-game[2] and fourth all-time in career assists-per-game[3] in the NHL, behind only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr.

His 19-year professional career includes 13 years in the National Hockey League where he won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche, as well as numerous individual honors including the prestigious Hart Memorial Trophy in 2003. Internationally, with the Swedish national team, he won two World Championships and two Olympic hockey gold medals. He is a member of the Triple Gold Club and the only Swede who has won the three competitions twice.[4] As of the end of the 2008–09 NHL season, he is the fourth-highest all-time Swedish point scorer in the NHL regular season.[5] Forsberg never had a minus plus-minus rating before his short lived return season in 2011, totaling an overall career rating of +238.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Peter Forsberg is the son of Kent Forsberg, who was the former coach for Modo Hockey and the Swedish national team.[6] Peter Forsberg has been coached by his father for a significant part of his career: the two teamed up from 1991 to 1994 in Modo Hockey, later for the national team in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, then for the 1998 Olympic ice hockey tournament, and for the 1998 World Championship, which Sweden won. They also own a Swedish development company named Forspro Company. The company co-funded the Modo Hockey team's new Swedbank Arena in Örnsköldsvik.[7]

Independently of his father, Peter Forsberg also owned a company—Pforce AB—that imported and markets Crocs shoes in his native Sweden since 2005. On July 14, 2010 Forsberg announced he was closing Pforce after taking heavy losses in 2009, 2010.[8] Forsberg is also interested in harness racing, and owns or has owned a few racing horses during the years, including Tsar d' Inverne and Adrian Chip.[9] He has also invested money in a golf course named Veckefjärdens Golf Club in his native Örnsköldsvik.[10]

Forsberg and fellow Swede Markus Näslund founded Icebreakers, an organization that brings together professional ice hockey players for exhibition games to raise money for charities.[11]

Forsberg's idol while growing up was Håkan Loob.[12]

In late 2010, Forsberg became engaged to fellow Swede Nicole Nordin in Paris. [13]

Playing careerEdit


Forsberg debuted in 1989 with the junior squad of Modo Hockey, the club of his hometown Örnsköldsvik. During the course of the season, he debuted with the senior team that played in the Elitserien, the highest-level professional ice hockey league in Sweden, and scored an assist in his only game. In 1990–91, he scored 102 points in 39 games with the junior team and 17 points in 23 games with the senior team.

At the end of the season, Forsberg was drafted sixth overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. The draft pick was surprising because Forsberg was expected to be selected later in the draft. The Hockey News had ranked Forsberg as the 25th best draft prospect in its 1991 draft preview, saying he was a "a solid second rounder who could move into the first".[14] The pick was criticized by the Philadelphia media, prompting Flyers' General Manager Russ Farwell and the team's chief European scout to reply that time would prove them right.[14]

Eric Lindros was the main attraction of the draft. He was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques but refused to sign a contract and, on advice from his mother, began a holdout that lasted over a year. On June 30, 1992, Forsberg was included in a deal that sent five players, two first round draft picks, and US$15 million to the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for Eric Lindros.[15] In hindsight, the Lindros trade is seen as one of the most one-sided deals in sports history,[16] and the deal became a major foundation for the Nordiques/Avalanche franchise's success over the next decade.[17]

Forsberg remained in Sweden, playing for Modo for the following three years. In 1993 the team was eliminated in the playoffs quarterfinals against Malmö, and Forsberg won the Golden Puck for best Swedish ice hockey player of the year and the Golden Helmet for most valuable player of the Elitserien, an award decided by the players.[18] He won both prizes again in 1994, when, after barely making the playoffs, he led his team to their first final since winning the Elitserien playoffs in 1979.[18] In a five game series again against Malmö, Forsberg scored in overtime in game two to put his team one win away from the title. However, he suffered from the flu, and Modo lost the remaining games of the series and the title.[19] By this point, Forsberg was thought to be the best player in the world outside the NHL.[20]

During the summer of 1994, Forsberg decided to play in the NHL after he signed a contract with the Quebec Nordiques in October 1993. The contract was a four-year deal worth $6.5 million, including $4.275 million given as a signing bonus.[21][22] However, a lockout delayed his NHL debut until 1995, and Forsberg returned to Modo to play 11 more games before going back to North America.


After the lockout ended, the 1994–95 NHL season began on January 21, 1995. That was the day Forsberg made his NHL debut against the Philadelphia Flyers where he recorded his first NHL assist. His first NHL goal came six days later against the Buffalo Sabres.[23][24] His rookie season in the NHL was very good—Forsberg was able to combine a good offensive performance with responsibility in defense as well as physical play.[25] He scored 50 points (15 goals and 35 assists) in 47 games, including a 14-game run in which he scored 26 points [20] and was second in scoring for the Nordiques, behind Joe Sakic. He missed only one game, due to the flu.[26] The Nordiques won the Northeast Division and had the second best record of the regular season but lost in the first playoff round against the New York Rangers. At the end of the season, Forsberg won the Calder Memorial Trophy for best rookie in the season and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

On July 1, 1995, it became official that the Nordiques' owner Marcel Aubut had sold the team to the COMSAT Entertainment Group, which moved the franchise to Denver, Colorado.[27] The franchise was presented as the Colorado Avalanche on August 10, 1995.[27]

Forsberg was on a team that included center and captain Joe Sakic, defenceman Adam Foote and, in the near future, Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Patrick Roy. In its first year in Denver, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup after finishing the regular season with the second best league record and winning the Pacific Division. Forsberg scored 116 points in the regular season (30 goals, 86 assists) and 21 more in the playoffs (10 goals, 11 assists). Forsberg finished second in points standings in team and fifth overall in the league in the regular season and post season. During game two of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Florida Panthers, Forsberg scored three goals in a period and became the sixth player in NHL history to do so.[28] Not only was the 1995–96 NHL season Forsberg's highest scoring season, but it would also be the only NHL season in which he played in all his team's games.

In the 1996–97 season, Forsberg played in only 65 regular season games and 14 of Colorado's 17 playoff games due to a bruised thigh.[26] But he recorded 86 points (28 goals, 58 assists) as Colorado earned its first Presidents' Trophy and the third consecutive division title for the franchise. On March 16, 1997, Forsberg participated in his only fight in his NHL career against Detroit Red Wings winger Martin Lapointe.[29] The fight occurred 10 days before the famous Red Wings – Avalanche brawl. In the playoffs, Colorado lost in the Conference Finals against Detroit; Forsberg scored 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists).

The same year Forsberg was chosen to be on the cover of NHL 98. A video game made by EA Sports.

In 2001, the Avalanche won their second Stanley Cup. After the Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the playoffs, Forsberg had to have his spleen removed and could not play again in the playoffs. Based on doctors' advice and his overall deteriorated health, he decided to take the following season off to recuperate. He returned for the playoffs, though, and he again led the playoffs in scoring with 27 points, but his team lost to the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference finals.

2002–03 was a banner year for Forsberg. He centered the highly productive "AMP line" (i.e. Alex, Milan, Peter) with wingers Alex Tanguay and Milan Hejduk as part of the Colorado Avalanche's "one-two punch" offensive plan led by centers Forsberg and Joe Sakic. Much healthier and more rested than he had been in the previous few years, he went on to lead the league with 106 points, for which he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy, as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy for league MVP. The Avalanche lost to the Minnesota Wild in the playoffs.


Peter Forsberg

Forsberg with the Flyers

Peter Forsberg returned to Modo Hockey during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. He had signed a one-year contract even before the confirmation of the cancellation of the 2004–05 NHL season.[30] Coached by his father[30] and together with NHL players Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Markus Näslund,[31] Forsberg played only 33 of Modo's 50 regular season games because of surgery he had after dislocating his left wrist and breaking a bone in the hand.[32] He scored 39 points (13 goals and 26 assists) and finished eleventh in the scoring leaders race, tied with the eighth.[33] Modo finished sixth in the regular season and lost in the first round of the playoffs against Färjestads BK in a six game series in which Forsberg only played one game.[33]

After the end of the season and with the return of the NHL, Forsberg returned to North America. The implementation of a salary cap was a blow to the Colorado Avalanche, one of the highest spenders of the league,[34] who were forced to let go of Forsberg and Adam Foote to save room in the cap for Joe Sakic and Rob Blake.[35] He refused a four-year, $13.5 million offer from the Avalanche before signing a two-year, $11.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[36]

Before the season start, he had surgery to remove a bursa sac from his right ankle.[37] He debuted with the Flyers on October 5 in a game against the New York Rangers. He scored two assists in his first game and 12 in his first six. Despite only playing 60 games, mostly because of a groin injury,[38] he scored 75 points (19 goals and 56 assists) and the Flyers lost in the first round of the playoffs against the Buffalo Sabres.

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After the end of the season, he had surgery on his right ankle and foot to correct deformities because of an abnormal arch that caused him to stretch his ankle tendons.[39] He was expected to have the same surgery done on his left foot and to be sidelined until January, but a doctor considered he did not need it and he was ready to play by the start of the 2006–07 NHL season.[40] On September 14, 2006, Forsberg became the Flyers' fifteenth captain in team history, after Keith Primeau retired.[41] The season was troubled for him: as the Flyers were having their worst season ever, Forsberg had not fully recovered from his right foot problems and had doubts about his future.[42] With his contract ending at the end of the season and with no commitment on Forsberg's part to signing a new contract or to retire, on February 15, 12 days before the trade deadline, the Flyers traded him to the Nashville Predators, in exchange for Ryan Parent, Scottie Upshall, and Nashville's first and third round 2007 picks to boost Nashville's playoff run.[43] At the Predators' last regular season game, Forsberg returned to Denver for the first time since leaving the Colorado Avalanche. He assisted on another former Avalanche player Paul Kariya's game winning goal that eliminated any chances the Avalanche had of progressing to the playoffs, the first time ever the franchise had failed to do so since moving to Colorado.[44] The Predators lost in the first round of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks, with Forsberg scoring four points in the five game series. Forsberg had an average of less than one point per game in the regular season for the first time in his career and for the second time in the playoffs.

For most of the 2007–08 season, Forsberg was an unrestricted free agent and said that he would not return to the NHL. He had surgery on his foot and was waiting to see if he was in condition to play.[45] He said that in Europe, he would only play for Modo Hockey, and in the NHL he would probably play for one of his former three clubs.[11] On February 25, 2008, Forsberg signed a contract with the Colorado Avalanche for the rest of the 2007–08 season.[46]

Forsberg's first game back with the Avalanche was on March 4, 2008, home at the Pepsi Center against the Vancouver Canucks. However, he was sidelined after just three games on March 9, 2008, due to a groin injury sustained in the game on March 8. He was listed by the club as day-to-day.[47] On April 1, against Vancouver, he scored his first goal of the season in Colorado's penultimate regular season game.

Coming back from a 10 month break Forsberg was first among all NHL players in terms of average-points-per-game (PPG) during the 2007–08 regular season. With an average of 1.56 PPG in 9 games he placed himself on top over the scoring league winner Alexander Ovechkin with the second highest average of 1.37 PPG, although Ovechkin played all 82 games.[48]

He played two seasons with MODO from 2008–09 and 2009–10, the latter season being joined by fellow country man Markus Näslund.

On August 14, 2010, Forsberg announced he was not optimistic about returning to hockey, hinting he may retire.[49]

2011 return to the NHL and retirementEdit

On January 21, 2011, it was announced that Forsberg would begin training with the Colorado Avalanche in attempt to make a comeback in the National Hockey League (NHL).[50]

On February 6, the Avalanche announced that they had come to terms on a contract with Forsberg worth $1 million for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.[51][52] Forsberg played his first game back with the Avalanche in Columbus, Ohio against the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 11. Forsberg was in the starting lineup at left wing, a departure from his natural center, with 2001 Staney Cup teammate Milan Hejduk, and Matt Duchene. Forsberg tallied 17:38 time on ice, with 0 points and a -2 rating.

On February 14, 2011, hours before he was supposed to play in front of the Avalanche's home fans at the Pepsi Center, Forsberg announced his retirement from ice hockey, citing an "inability to defend (himself)" on the ice. Forsberg returned for only two road games before making his announcement. [53][54]

International playEdit

Medal record
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Peter Forsberg
Competitor for Template:Country data SWE Sweden
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Gold 2006 Torino Team
Gold 1994 Lillehammer Team
World Cup
Bronze 1996 World Cup of Hockey
World Championships
Silver 2004 Czech Republic
Silver 2003 Finland
Gold 1998 Switzerland
Silver 1993 Germany
Gold 1992 Czechoslovakia

Played for Sweden in:

Peter Forsberg has played in 13 competitions for the Swedish national senior team and three competitions as a junior. After debuting at the European Junior Ice Hockey Championships in 1991, he played in the World Junior Championships in 1992 where scored 11 points in seven games as Sweden won silver medal. He became a World Champion in 1992, when Sweden won the Ice Hockey World Championships. In 1994, he led the Swedes to a gold medal in the Winter Olympics, scoring the winning goal of the penalty shootout that decided the gold medal game. Forsberg's "one hand, slide in" goal, a move which he borrowed from retired Swedish ice hockey player Kent Nilsson, has become popular in today's NHL. Finnish forward Jussi Jokinen is known for pulling off the move numerous times in a season; some hockey commentators call it "The Paralyzer" but Forsberg claims he has never heard it called that before.[citation needed] An image of Forsberg scoring this goal was later placed on a Swedish postage stamp, making him the first hockey player to be placed on a Swedish stamp.[55][56] The second player and so far only one besides Forsberg to be printed on a Swedish postage stamp is former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin.[57] Forsberg's famous move on Canadian goaltender Corey Hirsch (who refused to allow his name to be shown on the stamp)[58] has become so iconic in hockey that efforts to reproduce it inevitably draw references to Forsberg from hockey commentators.

In October 2007, it was announced that Forsberg would be playing for the Swedish national team in the Karjala Cup,[59] though he was forced to withdraw from the team after just one practice session after experiencing continued problems with his foot. In November 2009, he did however play for Sweden in said tournament, including his 100th game for the Swedish national team against Russia on November 7.[60]

Forsberg was on the 23 man roster to play for Sweden in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and he carried Sweden's flag during the opening ceremonies.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/– PIM GP G A Pts +/– PIM
1989–90 Modo Hockey Jr. SWE Jr. 30 15 12 27 42
1989–90 Modo Hockey SEL 1 0 1 1 4
1990–91 Modo Hockey Jr. SWE Jr. 39 38 64 102 56
1990–91 Modo Hockey SEL 23 7 10 17 22
1991–92 Modo Hockey SEL 39 9 18 28 78
1992–93 Modo Hockey Jr. SWE Jr. 2 0 3 3 4
1992–93 Modo Hockey SEL 39 23 24 47 92 3 4 1 5 0
1993–94 Modo Hockey SEL 39 18 26 44 82 11 9 7 16 14
1994–95 Modo Hockey SEL 11 5 9 14 20
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 47 15 35 50 +17 16 6 2 4 6 +2 4
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 30 86 116 +26 47 22 10 11 21 +10 18
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 65 28 58 86 +31 73 14 5 12 17 –6 10
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 72 25 66 91 +6 94 7 6 5 11 +3 12
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 30 67 97 +27 108 19 8 16 24 +7 31
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 49 14 37 51 +9 52 16 7 8 15 +9 12
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 27 62 89 +23 54 11 4 10 14 +5 6
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL Did not play (injury) 20 9 18 27 +8 20
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 29 77 106 +52 70 7 2 6 8 +3 6
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 18 37 55 +16 30 11 4 7 11 +6 12
2004–05 Modo Hockey SEL 33 13 26 39 +14 88 1 0 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 60 19 56 75 +21 46 6 4 4 8 +2 6
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 11 29 40 +2 72
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 17 2 13 15 +5 16 5 2 2 4 +2 12
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 9 1 13 14 +7 8 7 1 4 5 +3 14
2008–09 Modo Hockey SEL 3 1 2 3 +4 0
2009–10 Modo Hockey SEL 23 11 19 30 +11 66
2010–11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 0 0 -4 4
NHL totals 708 249 636 885 +238 690 151 64 107 171 +54 163
SEL totals 214 88 137 225 452 15 13 8 21 16
SWE jr. totals 71 53 79 132 102


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Sweden EJC 6 5 12 17 16
1992 Sweden WJC Template:Sica 7 3 8 11 30
1992 Sweden WC Template:Goca 8 4 2 6 6
1993 Sweden WJC Template:Sica 7 7 24 31 8
1993 Sweden WC Template:Sica 8 1 1 2 12
1994 Sweden Oly Template:Goca 8 2 6 8 6
1996 Sweden WCup Template:Brca 4 1 4 5 6
1998 Sweden Oly 5 4 1 4 5 6
1998 Sweden WC Template:Goca 7 6 5 11 0
2003 Sweden WC Template:Sica 8 4 5 9 6
2004 Sweden WC Template:Sica 2 0 1 1 2
2004 Sweden WCup 5 4 1 2 3 0
2006 Sweden Oly Template:Goca 6 0 6 6 0
2010 Sweden Oly 5 4 0 1 1 2
Senior int'l totalsTemplate:0Template:0Template:0Template:0Template:0 63 20 37 57 46
Junior int'l totalsTemplate:0Template:0Template:0Template:0Template:0 20 15 44 59 54

All-Star GamesEdit

Year Location   G A Pts
1996 Boston 0 0 0
1997 San Jose
1998 Vancouver 0 1 1
1999 Tampa Bay 0 0 0
2000 Toronto
2001 Denver 1 2 3
2003 Florida 1 0 1
Template:0Template:0Template:0 All-Star totals 2 3 5

Style of playEdit

Template:Quote box Peter Forsberg was a star forward, with "outstanding" playmaking skills and "great vision" who "possesses an excellent combination of skill and physical play".[38] He was once considered by many as the best two-way player in the world.[61] He is capable of combining physical play and hits with skill and is responsible offensively and defensively.[25] Said to have a "Wayne Gretzky-like" passing touch,[20] he has been complimented by journalists and players for making the players around him better.[20][62]

Injury pronenessEdit

Forsberg's style of play has led him to deal with several severe injuries. It has been said in the press that he is injury prone because he did not soften his game as he got older.[63] In his 14 seasons as an NHL player, Forsberg missed an entire regular season and played in less than 90% of regular season games in eight other seasons.

The first season in which he missed a significant part was 1996–97. Due to a bruised thigh, Forsberg was out on 14 regular season games and three playoff games.[26] In the off season before the 1999–2000 season, Forsberg underwent shoulder surgery and missed the first 23 games of the season. He missed an extra 10 games due to shoulder injuries, a concussion and a hip pointer.[26] After missing eight games due to a rib injury in the 2000–01 regular season, Forsberg suffered a severe injury in the playoffs. After the last game of the conference semifinal against the Los Angeles Kings on May 9, 2001, he underwent surgery to remove a ruptured spleen and it was announced that he would not play until the following season.[64] In the beginning of the 2001–02 season, he took a leave of absence to heal his injuries.[26] In January 2002, the Colorado Avalanche held a press conference but instead of announcing the expected return of Forsberg, announced that he had been submitted to reconstructive surgery on the peroneal tendons of his left foot (Forsberg would return for the playoffs that season).[26] In 2003–04 season, he missed 43 games: 19 with a groin and abdominal injury[65]

During the lockout, while playing for MODO Hockey, Forsberg had surgery after dislocating his left wrist and breaking a bone in the hand.[32], and because of a bursa sac removal.[37]


At the end of the 2008–09 NHL season, Peter Forsberg was the fourth-highest all-time Swedish point scorer in the NHL regular season.[5]


  • Forsberg at the 1993 World Junior Championships set an all time tournament record with 31 points in only seven games. Also, he ranks first in career points among tournament scorers with 42 points (10 goals and 32 assists).
  • Forsberg currently stands in the NHL's top 10 in all-time points-per-game, with 1.254 points-per-game in his career.



Award Year(s)
Art Ross Trophy 2003
Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (shared with Milan Hejduk) 2003
Calder Memorial Trophy 1995
Hart Memorial Trophy 2003
NHL All-Rookie Team 1995
NHL First All-Star Team 1998, 1999, 2003
Team award Year(s)
Stanley Cup 1996, 2001


Award Year(s)
Guldpucken 1993, 1994
Guldhjälmen 1993, 1994


Award Year(s)
World Junior Championship A - All-Star Team 1993
World Junior Championship A - Best Forward 1993
World Championship A - All-Star Team 1998
World Championship A - Best Forward 1998

Other awardsEdit

Award Year(s)
Viking Award 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003
Yanick Dupre Memorial[66] 2006
Stora Grabbars Märke 2009

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Mike Ricci
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Ryan Sittler
Preceded by
Tommy Sjödin
Golden Puck
1993, 1994
Succeeded by
Tomas Jonsson
Preceded by
Martin Brodeur
Winner of the Calder Trophy
Succeeded by
Daniel Alfredsson
Preceded by
Chris Chelios
Co-winner of the NHL Plus/Minus Award
(with Milan Hejduk)

Succeeded by
Martin St. Louis and Marek Malík
Preceded by
José Théodore
Winner of the Hart Trophy
Succeeded by
Martin St. Louis
Preceded by
Jarome Iginla
Winner of the Art Ross Trophy
Succeeded by
Martin St. Louis
Preceded by
Keith Primeau
Derian Hatcher*
Philadelphia Flyers captains
Succeeded by
Jason Smith
Preceded by
John Vanbiesbrouck
EA Sports NHL Cover Athlete
NHL '98
Succeeded by
Eric Lindros
* = Hatcher served as interim captain during the 2005–06 season in Primeau's absence due to injury.</small>

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