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.

Anton Forsberg
Anton Forsberg - Columbus Blue Jackets.jpg
Forsberg in November 2014
Born (1992-11-27) 27 November 1992 (age 27)
Härnösand, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 188th overall, 2011
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2008–present

Playing careerEdit

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

On 28 May 2013, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract,[1] 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.[2]

Forsberg made his NHL debut 1 November 2014 against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.[3]

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.[4] On 17 June 2016, Forsberg was signed to a one-year contract extension to remain within the Blue Jackets organization.[5]

On 10 January 2017, Forsberg made his first 2016–17 season appearance for the Blue Jackets in a 5–3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.[6]

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.[7] Three days later, on June 26, 2017, Forsberg was signed to a two-year contract with the Blackhawks.[8]

On 24 June 2019, Forsberg was traded by the Blackhawks, along with Gustav Forsling to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.[9]

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 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
2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 10 16 4 1715 85 0 2.97 .908
2018–19 Rockford IceHogs AHL 32 15 15 2 1906 84 0 2.64 .919
SHL totals 37 1913 85 1 2.67 .913
NHL totals 45 11 24 4 2208 118 0 3.21 .901
Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2012 Calgary

InternationalEdit

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

Awards and honorsEdit

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016 [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets sign goaltender Anton Forsberg to a three year, entry-level contract". NHL.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ "GAME SUMMARY 1015 – Tuesday, April 1, 2014". theAHL.com. American Hockey League. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  3. ^ O'Brien, James (1 November 2014). "Goalie nods: Anton Forsberg debuts for battered Blue Jackets". NBC Sports ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Monsters bring Calder Cup back to Cleveland". American Hockey League. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Anton Forsberg to one-year contract extension". Columbus Blue Jackets. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Saad, Forsberg from Columbus for Panarin, Motte". Chicago Blackhawks. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Blackhawks agree terms with Forsberg and Jurco". Chicago Blackhawks. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Blackhawks acquire De Haan, Saarela". The Sports Network. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  10. ^ Brown, Tony (12 June 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved 12 June 2016.

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