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Filip Forsberg | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/13/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
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Filip Forsberg scored the winner in overtime to lead the rookies from Nashville to a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Forsberg was drafted 11th overall two seasons ago and was dealt to the Predators for Martin Erat, a move that the Capitals are ruing at this time. Forsberg should crack the Nashville lineup this season and see some power play time on the second unit. He should get 30-35 points but is only worth taking in keeper leagues at this time. Sep 13 - 7:54 PM

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Two players worth watching during the rookie tournament taking place in the NHL this week are Filip Forsberg and Colton Sissons.

Forsberg will be trying to make a positive impression on new Preds' coach Peter Laviolette, who will be looking for offense that the explosive Forsberg can provide. Sissons, who had some scoring success in the AHL last season, is more of a two-way player than Forsberg but lacks the Swede's pure scoring ability. Keep an eye on both these players as they have a legitimate chance of cracking the Preds' lineup out of training camp.
Sep 13 - 1:36 PM

The Nashville Predators hiring of Peter Laviolette could benefit Filip Forsberg.

Laviolette is expected to put more of an emphasis on offensive play than the Predators have had in recent years, which should play into Forsberg's strengths. "I've heard a lot of good things about him and talked to a couple of guys that he has coached before. They told me good things too, so I'm looking forward to working with him this season," said Forsberg. "I'm just trying to play the type of game I've always been playing and have been pretty successful with so far. Hopefully that's a game he likes and wants to have on his team in the future." He had 15 goals and 34 points in 47 AHL games in 2013-14. He also had five points in 13 NHL contests, but he was limited to 11:24 minutes per game.
Jul 10 - 9:50 AM

Filip Forsberg said he feels more comfortable with the North American style of play now.

"Growing up playing 18-19 years on big ice surface and now playing better players than you're used to playing and on a smaller ice surface, it takes more time," Forsberg said. "But I feel way more comfortable. The game is really fast right now. That's something I really can improve. ... If I become faster I think that will help out a lot for me." He played in just 13 games with the Predators this past season, where he generated five points, and he appeared in 47 contests with their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee. Forsberg will try to stick with Nashville out of training camp next year.
Apr 24 - 5:03 PM

Filip Forsberg has been sent down to the minors.

Forsberg was called up Sunday and participated in one game with the Predators. He had no points and took a hooking penalty in 7:59 minutes worth of ice time.
Mar 25 - 2:21 PM

The Nashville Predators recalled Filip Forsberg from the AHL on Sunday.

"I believe in Filip’s talent ... sometimes you have to be patient and they’ll come around," Barry Trotz said, according to The Tennessean. Forsberg has five points in 12 games at the NHL level and 27 in 36 games with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.
Mar 23 - 1:51 PM

Filip Forsberg has been sent down to the minors.

Forsberg didn't end up playing with Nashville after returning from the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships. He was named the top forward in that tournament.
Jan 10 - 1:10 PM

Filip Forsberg is back with the Nashville Predators, but he won't play Thursday night.

He was selected as the MVP of the World Junior Championships after helping Sweden earn the silver medal. Forsberg was playing in the AHL prior to going to the tournament.
Jan 9 - 1:52 PM

Nashville Predators prospect Filip Forsberg was named the top forward of the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships.

Forsberg's seven goals topped the tourney. He probably wasn't feeling that great about it on Sunday, however, as Sweden fell to Finland for the gold medal.
Jan 5 - 3:57 PM

Filip Forsberg notched a goal and two assists to propel Sweden to a 5-3 win over Switzerland in World Junior Championship play on Thursday.

Forsberg recovered from a concussion in time to be loaned to Sweden for the tournament. He has one goal and four helpers in 12 games with Nashville this campaign. Christian Djoos (WAS), Oskar Sundqvist (PIT) and Andreas Johnson (TOR) also scored for the Swedes in the victory.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Filip Forsberg has been loaned to Team Sweden.

Forsberg will help them go for a gold medal in the World Junior Championships. He's been playing in the AHL so that he can get back up to speed after recovering from a concussion. This tournament should help him do just that.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Filip Forsberg is expected to get some time in with Milwaukee "once he's up to speed" from his recent concussion.

There's also a chance that he could play for Team Sweden at the World Junior Championships if his health is up to par and he gets permission from the Predators. "I haven't really thought about that. I'm just trying to get back to playing as quick as possible and that's all I've been thinking about," Forsberg said. "Now it's up to the staff to decide where I should get my playing time. It's kind of up to them." Sweden is the host country of the World Junior tournament and Forsberg's inclusion would add another threat to what is already a very good team.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Filip Forsberg (concussion) has been activated off of the injured reserve list and sent to the minors.

Now that he's healthy, the Predators finally admitted that Forsberg's upper-body injury had been a concussion. He hasn't played in roughly a month, so the Predators want him to shake off the rust while playing for AHL Milwaukee.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Filip Forsberg (upper body) has skated with the Predators for two straight days.

Forsberg started skating on his own about a week ago. He hasn't played since Nov. 15 and there's no known timetable for his return.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 01:34:00 PM

It sounds like Nashville could send Filip Forsberg down to the minors when he recovers from his upper-body injury.

"He's a tremendous young kid. He has a lot of ability. He has a long way to go to play in the National Hockey League on a regular basis. I shouldn't say play in the National Hockey League — to produce in the National Hockey League," coach Barry Trotz said. "I think he has a lot of great tools, exceptional hands and is a quality young man, but there's still a long way for him to go." If he plays the rest of the year in the AHL then it could help his development more than seeing limited action with the Predators. Forsberg has one goal and four assists in 12 games and he's been sidelined since Nov. 15.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:05:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Olli Jokinen
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Mike Ribeiro
5Colin Wilson
6Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Simon Moser
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Eric Nystrom
4Derek Roy
5Richard Clune
6Filip Forsberg
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton