Anton Forsberg (born 27 November 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round (188th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Forsberg also played for the Lake Erie Monsters and won every game during the playoffs en route to winning the 2016 Calder Cup playoffs.
Forsberg in November 2014
27 November 1992|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets
188th overall, 2011|
Columbus Blue Jackets
On 28 May 2013, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract, and he was assigned to play with the Springfield Falcons after the completion of the 2013–14 SHL season. Forsberg played his first professional game in North America on 1 April 2014, stopping 25 of 26 shots to lead the Springfield Falcons to a 3–1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
In his second season in North America, Forsberg helped the Lake Erie Monsters win their first Calder Cup championship in franchise history, winning all nine starts in the playoffs. On 17 June 2016, Forsberg was signed to a one-year contract extension to remain within the Blue Jackets organization.
On 23 June 2017, Forsberg 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, Forsberg was signed to a two-year contract with the Blackhawks.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||1||0||1||0||59||4||0||4.10||.852||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honorsEdit
|Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters)||2016|||
- "Blue Jackets sign goaltender Anton Forsberg to a three year, entry-level contract". NHL.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- "GAME SUMMARY 1015 – Tuesday, April 1, 2014". theAHL.com. American Hockey League. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- O'Brien, James (1 November 2014). "Goalie nods: Anton Forsberg debuts for battered Blue Jackets". NBC Sports ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- "Monsters bring Calder Cup back to Cleveland". American Hockey League. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- "Blue Jackets sign Anton Forsberg to one-year contract extension". Columbus Blue Jackets. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- McCreary, Joedy (10 January 2017). "Staal's goal lifts Hurricanes past Blue Jackets 5-3". Centre Daily Times. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
- "Blackhawks acquire Saad, Forsberg from Columbus for Panarin, Motte". Chicago Blackhawks. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Blackhawks agree terms with Forsberg and Jurco". Chicago Blackhawks. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
- "Blackhawks acquire De Haan, Saarela". The Sports Network. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
- Brown, Tony (12 June 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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