Filip Forsberg facts for kids
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Forsberg with Leksands IF in 2012
|Born||13 August 1994
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Nashville Predators|
|NHL Draft||11th overall, 2012
Carl Filip Anton Forsberg ( born 13 August 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Forsberg was selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round, 11th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Forsberg had standout performances at both the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Břeclav, Czech Republic, and the World U18 Championships Tournament in Brno, Czech Republic, where he was a member of the silver-medal winning Sweden teams. At the World Juniors in Brno, he was also named Best Forward of the tournament. In the final rankings of NHL Central Scouting, Forsberg was the highest-rated European-based forward available in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected 11th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.
On 13 July 2012, while attending his first Capitals development camp, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract. Forsberg was returned to his former club, Leksands IF, on loan for the duration of the 2012–13 season. He again improved upon his season totals for the third consecutive year to finish with 33 points in 38 games to help Leksand gain promotion to return to the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) for the following season.
On 3 April 2013, Forsberg was traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta. With his Swedish season completed, Forsberg was recalled from his loan and made his NHL debut towards the end of the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, becoming the third-youngest player to suit up for the Predators, in a 3–0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on 14 April 2013.
Forsberg scored his first NHL goal on 8 October 2013 against Niklas Bäckström of the Minnesota Wild. He finished the 2013–14 season with five points (one goal and four assists) in 13 games played with the Predators, in addition to 34 points (15 goals and 19 assists) in 47 games with the Predators' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.
In the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, Forsberg became the youngest Nashville Predator to score a playoff goal in franchise history and also recorded the first playoff hat-trick in franchise history in the first round against the Chicago Blackhawks. Forsberg was voted to the playoff NHL All-Rookie Team for the 2014–15 season.
During the 2015–16 season, Forsberg continued to surpass franchise milestones, recording two natural hat-tricks in a four-day span, the shortest time period between natural hat tricks since 1987–88. He also became the youngest Predator to record a regular season hat-trick. Forsberg became the first player in Predators history to record multiple hat-tricks in a single season. He also led the team in scoring for the second consecutive year and set a new career high (64) in points and goals, with 33. His 33 goals tied the Predators' franchise record. In March 2016, Forsberg was named to Sweden's 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster.
On 27 June 2016, Forsberg agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract to keep him in Nashville through to the 2021–22 season. In late February 2017, Forsberg scored back-to-back hat-tricks against the Calgary Flames and the Colorado Avalanche, making him the first player in Predators history and the first NHL player in over seven years to accomplish the feat.
Prior to the 2017–18 season, Forsberg was named an alternate captain alongside Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Johansen. On 30 December 2017, the Predators placed Forsberg on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. With this, Forsberg's streak of 325 consecutive games (regular season and playoffs) played came to an end.
During the 2019–20 season, on January 14, 2020, Forsberg successfully scored a "Michigan" goal, being only the second player in NHL history to do so, only behind Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Forsberg was born to Carina Dahlberg and Patrik Forsberg. At birth, he was named Carl Filip Anton Forsberg, although he is referred to by his second name, "Filip". He has a younger brother, Fredrik Forsberg, who plays hockey in the BIK Karlskoga organization. The brothers are of no relation to Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg (Foppa) or Ottawa Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg.
He is a supporter of Liverpool FC.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||Leksands IF||J18 Allsv||15||11||10||21||10||4||5||3||8||0|
|2010–11||Leksands IF||J18 Allsv||2||1||2||3||2||6||2||2||4||2|
|Competitor for Sweden|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Silver||2012 Czech Republic|
|Rookie of the Month||November 2014|
|NHL All-Star Game||2015|
|World U-18 Best Forward||2012|
|World Junior Top Three Player on Team Sweden||2013|
|World Junior All-Star Team||2013, 2014|
|World Junior Best Forward||2014|
|World Junior MVP||2014|
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