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Peter Forsberg | Winger

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (41) / 7/20/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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Peter Forsberg has been selected to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Forsberg was an explosive player that unfortunately saw his career limited by injuries. He ended up with 249 goals and 885 points in 708 with Quebec/Colorado, Philadelphia, and Nashville. He ended up winning two championships with the Avalanche and claimed both the Hart and Art Ross Trophies for his 106-point 2002-03 campaign. Jun 23 - 3:31 PM

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Former Colorado Avalanche great Peter Forsberg and fellow Swede Mats Sundin, formerly of the Toronto Maple Leafs, have been named to the International Ice Hockey Federation's Hall of Fame class for 2013.

The former Olympic and world champions will be inducted in Stockholm in May when their home country hosts the world championships. Canadians Paul Henderson and Danielle Goyette, as well as three-time Olympic medalist Teppo Numminen of Finland, also will be inducted.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:51:00 AM

Is it possible the next Peter Forsberg could be plucked from a standout list of international prospects when the 2013 NHL Draft is held June 28-29 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.?

NHL.com reports that Goran Stubb, European Director of NHL Central Scouting, thinks so. Based on his early assessment of Swedish center Elias Lindholm, Stubb considers the 17-year-old one of the top draft-eligible prospects from Europe. Lindholm, a 5-foot-11 3/4, 181-pound righty-shooting center, projects to be a future top-six NHL forward with star potential. He's also regarded as an "A" prospect on Central Scouting's preliminary list of the top European players to watch entering the 2012-13 season. "He's a complete package," Stubb told NHL.com. "He could very well be the next Peter Forsberg. He's an excellent skater and great competitor who gives it 110 percent on every shift. He can skate, score and pass and is physically strong even though he is a finesse-type of player."
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 10:21:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg's number 21 tonight.

It's Peter Forsberg Night in Denver and his number 21 will be raised to the rafters of the Pepsi Center alongside Patrick Roy (33), Joe Sakic (19) and Ray Bourque (77). Congratulations to Forsberg and his family. His next stop will be the Hall of Fame.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 08:05:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg's number prior to their 2011-12 season opener on October 8th against the Detroit Red Wings.

His No. 21 will be raised to the rafters of the Pepsi Center alongside Patrick Roy (33), Joe Sakic (19) and Ray Bourque (77). Forsberg retired from professional hockey in February after multiple comeback attempts because of a chronic foot problem. He will work as an assistant GM for Modo in the the Swedish Elite League next year.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 03:48:00 PM

Peter Forsberg has accepted a job with Modo of the the Swedish Elite League as an assistant general manager.

Forsberg will help the club with their marketing and scouting. Forsberg said that "it will be fun to build the Modo of the future." Forsberg played for Modo before making his NHL debut and he returned to Modo during the 2004-05 lockout. He played in an additional 26 games with Modo over the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Peter Forsberg has officially announced his retirement.

"After this past weekend I came to the sad conclusion that I was going to have to retire," Forsberg said. "It was not an easy decision. Believe me, the process I went through was even tougher. Throughout my career I had 25 surgeries and I promised my fiancée Nicole that I would not put my health at risk anymore." Forsberg attempted to come back this season after being absent from the NHL for nearly three years. He had no points and a minus-four rating in two contest, but he did a better job than those numbers imply. Forsberg will finish his career with 249 goals and 885 points in 708 career games. Those are stunning numbers, but we can't help but wonder how much greater his career could have been if he had not been plagued by foot problems. We wish Forsberg the best in his future endeavors.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 05:01:00 PM

Peter Forsberg, after playing in just two games since rejoining the Colorado Avalanche, is expected to announce his retirement.

Forsberg had no points and a minus-four rating in two contests, but he did a better job than those numbers imply. The timing of his decision is particularly unfortunate, as Colorado fans didn't get a chance to see him play in a home game. If he had decided to stay with the team for one more game, it is believed that he would have been in the lineup for Monday's contest versus Calgary. Then again, and this is just speculation on our part, maybe health concerns motivated him to retire now. We'll let you know when he makes a statement.
Source: TSN.ca
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 12:09:00 PM

Peter Forsberg will play in Colorado for the first time since 2008.

Forsberg got his comeback bid started with two road games. His reunion with the struggling Avalanche has been less than ideal so far and despite a solid effort on Forsberg's part, he has no points and a minus-four rating this season. His performance has been better than those numbers suggest, but at the same time, we wouldn't count on him having much fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 10:20:00 AM

Peter Forsberg had a pretty good first start for Colorado on Friday.

It didn’t help the cause that the Avs struggled from the get-go. While his stats were not particularly appetizing (minus-two rating, 17:38 of ice time, one SOG), do not be fooled. Forsberg appeared to be in control at times, truly dangerous around the crease. "I thought, arguably, he was our best player tonight," coach Joe Sacco said. "He actually played better than I thought he would. It's a good step for Peter, but it still doesn't hide the fact that we lost the game." How is that for an endorsement? He is likely to play Saturday against Nashville.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Feb 12, 2011 10:25:00 AM

Peter Forsberg will play in his first NHL game since April 29th, 2007 on Friday.

It remains to be seen how Forsberg, now 37 years old, will do, but clearly Colorado is still treating him like a star forward. He'll be given a chance to play alongside Matt Duchene and Milan Hejduk, who rank first and second on the team in points. He's worth keeping a close eye on, but you should temper your expectations. The only other time he's played on a level comparable to this in the last three-plus years was during the Winter Olympics and he didn't look particularly impressive in that tournament.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 12:51:00 PM

Peter Forsberg could return to the Colorado lineup on Friday.

Forsberg had to leave the United States and get a work visa. He is in Columbus where the Avs play tonight and will practice with the team in the morning before a decision is made as to whether or not he will be in the lineup. Forsberg is a future Hall-of-Famer but has not played in the NHL due to injury since the 2007-08 season. Stay tuned as tonight could be the night.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 07:29:00 AM

Peter Forsberg has worked out his immigration paperwork and the Avalanche indicated that he may be available to play against Columbus on Friday.

He should arrive to participate in the morning skate with the team and a decision will likely come afterward. Stay tuned.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 05:47:00 PM

Peter Forsberg hopes to play in one of the remaining two games on the current road trip.

Forsberg is out of the country right now as he must apply to the government for a visa to earn money in Canada and the United States since he is a foreigner. There should not be too much of a problem and Forsberg should be back in the Colorado lineup by the weekend. Grab him in all daily transaction leagues that have max games, but be wary of him in weekly leagues as his tendency to get hurt will hurt you.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 08:19:00 AM

Peter Forsberg is expected to play at some point during Colorado's current four-game road trip.

He will not play on Wednesday against Minnesota, but if his visa issues are worked out then he may be able to join his teammates at practice in Columbus on Thursday. Forsberg might be available to play the Blue Jackets on Friday. The Avalanche close out their road swing in Nashville on Saturday.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 03:21:00 PM

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