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Anton Forsberg | Goalie | #31

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 191
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (188) / CLM
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Anton Forsberg made a great first impression in his quest to earn Chicago's backup goalie job.
He played the full game in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Columbus and he stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced. "It's always a competition [for] spots," Forsberg said. "It doesn't really matter to me. I can't do anything other than play my game and focus on my game. I'm trying to get better every night. Everybody else in there is trying to do the same thing." He will have to outperform Jean-Francois Berube to keep the position. Sep 20 - 6:33 PM

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Blackhawks goalie coach Jimmy Waite is looking forward to working with Anton Forsberg.

"I can't wait to work with him," Waite said. "I've watched many videos of him. You'll like him." The Hawks traded Scott Darling to Carolina during the offseason, which is why they needed to find a new backup for Corey Crawford. Forsberg was acquired from Columbus as part of the Artemi Panarin trade in late June, and he signed a two-year contract extension with Chicago this summer. He won't have much fantasy value going into next season.
Jul 23 - 10:26 AM

Anton Forsberg looks like he is the favorite to be Corey Crawford's understudy in 2017-18.

The Blackhawks signed J.F. Berube on Saturday to improve their goaltending depth, but it appears that Forsberg is being looked at as the team's backup and Berube will head to the AHL. Make a note of this for draft day.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 2 - 11:12 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping they've gained another strong backup goalie in Anton Forsberg.

Chicago has had some pretty good backups in recent years between Antti Raanta and Scott Darling and perhaps Forsberg can continue that trend. "We’re optimistic about Anton’s potential," Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said. "We like his profile as a goalie. He’s a big guy, takes up a lot of net, has that mobility and makes good positional saves as well as athletic saves. A year ago, led his team to the Calder Cup championships, so he knows what it’s like to put a team on his back. It was the AHL, but he’s had a lot of success there." Forsberg has struggled in his limited NHL tenure though. He has a 4.02 GAA and .879 save percentage in 10 career NHL contests.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 30 - 4:12 AM

Anton Forsberg is hoping he will have a chance to nail down the backup goaltending position in Chicago after Scott Darling was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Forsberg recently signed a new two-year deal after he was acquired in the trade that sent Artemi Panarin to Columbus. "I haven’t played a lot in the NHL so far, and my numbers aren’t great [in] the ones I’ve played," Forsberg said. "But I played a lot in the AHL and I feel like I [did] some good things there, winning the Calder Cup two years ago, and [put up] good numbers in a lot of games. I gained a lot of experience in that time, and I’m ready to take the next step." Forsberg's $750,000 cap hit fits in perfectly in Chicago seeing as they are tight against the cap. Barring a pre-season collapse, he will likely open the season as Corey Crawford's backup.
Jun 29 - 7:50 PM

Anton Forsberg has signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Forsberg was acquired from Columbus in the Artemi Panarin-Brandon Saad swap. He is projected to be Chicago's backup goaltender in 2017-18.
Jun 26 - 3:56 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Anton Forsberg from Columbus as part of the Artemi Panarin trade.

Forsberg posted a 2.28 GAA and .926 save percentage in 51 AHL contests in 2016-17. With Scott Darling now in Carolina, Forsberg could be the Blackhawks' backup goaltender next season.
Jun 23 - 12:42 PM

Columbus has brought up Anton Forsberg from the minors.

He will be the team's third goaltender. Forsberg enjoyed a great season with the Cleveland Monsters in 2016-17. He posted a 27-17-4 record with a 2.28 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and four shutouts in 51 games.
Apr 15 - 11:27 AM

Anton Forsberg has been assigned to Cleveland of the AHL.

He has appeared in just one NHL contest this season and that came back on Jan. 10 against Carolina when he surrendered four goals on 27 shots.
Feb 13 - 12:21 PM

Columbus summoned Anton Forsberg on Friday from AHL Cleveland.

He's been sensational down on the farm this season. Forsberg has posted a 14-10-2 record with a .927 save percentage as well as a 2.23 GAA.
Feb 10 - 2:51 PM

Anton Forsberg was sent back to AHL Cleveland on Saturday.

The 24-year-old has seen the lion's share of action down on the farm. He's posted a 13-9-2 record with a .926 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA thus far with the Monsters. He allowed four goals on 23 shots in his only NHL action this season.
Jan 29 - 12:52 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have promoted Anton Forsberg.

Netminder Joonas Korpisalo was sent to the minors in a corresponding move. This could be a sign that Forsberg will serve as the team's backup for now, but it might also just be an opportunity to let Korpisalo get in some extra work while Columbus isn't playing anyways. We'll have to wait until after the All-Star break to find out if the Blue Jackets intend to use Forsberg or Korpisalo as the team's backup goalie going forward.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 27 - 5:26 PM

The Blue Jackets reassigned Anton Forsberg to AHL Cleveland on Sunday.

Columbus doesn't play until Tuesday when they host Carolina, and it looks like they anticipate Sergei Bobrovsky being able to at least back up Joonas Korpisalo.
Jan 15 - 2:36 PM

Columbus has recalled Anton Forsberg on an emergency basis for Saturday's match with Florida.

Through 22 games with AHL Cleveland this season, the young netminder has posted a 12-6-2 record along with a .930 save percentage and a 2.14 GAA.
Jan 14 - 1:57 PM

Anton Forsberg allowed four goals on 27 shots in Columbus' 5-3 loss to Carolina.

Forsberg got the start because Sergei Bobrovsky was out with an illness. Clearly, Bobrovsky shouldn't be worried about losing his job. After rattling off 16 wins in a row, the Blue Jackets have now dropped three of their last four contests. With Curtis McElhinney now in Toronto, there's a good chance Forsberg will be the team's backup goalie.
Jan 10 - 10:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Nick Schmaltz
4Tanner Kero
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3Vince Hinostroza
4Lance Bouma
5John Hayden
RW1Patrick Kane
2Richard Panik
3Ryan Hartman
4Jordin Tootoo
5Tomas Jurco
6Alex DeBrincat
7Tommy Wingels
8Kyle Baun
9Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Connor Murphy
4Gustav Forsling
5Michal Rozsival
6Michal Kempny
7Jordan Oesterle
8Erik Gustafsson
9Jan Rutta
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg
3Jean-Francois Berube
4Jeff Glass