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Filip Forsberg
Filip Forsberg
Center  - NSH
(FIHL-ihp FOHRZ-buhrg)
Number: 9
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 186
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 13, 1994  (Age 20)
Birthplace: Ostervala, Sweden
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Drafted: WSH / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (11th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14: Began the season with Nashville, and scored his first NHL goal in his first game of the season on Oct. 8, 2013 vs. Minnesota… Posted five points (1g-4a) in his first 11 NHL games of the season before being assigned to Milwaukee (AHL) for all but two one-game stints (Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh and March 23 at Chicago)… Ranked fifth on the Admirals in goals (15) and tied for sixth in points (34)... Tied for the Milwaukee team lead in power-play goals (7), and was second in points-per game (.72)… Participated in his third straight World Junior Championship in 2014, and captained the Swedish squad for the second consecutive year, helping it reach overtime of the Gold Medal Game and earn a silver medal to complete his world junior career as a three-time medalist (one gold, two silvers)… Became the first Swede to win MVP honors at the WJC since the award began in 2004. Also named Best Forward of the tournament by the Directorate and to the Media All-Star Team… Ranked second at the 2014 World Junior Championship in points (4g-8a-12pts), second in assists and tied for fourth goals.

2012-13: Joined Nashville following the completion of his Swedish league season, making his NHL debut on April 14, 2013 vs. Detroit to become the third-youngest player (18 years, 244 days) to don a Predators uniform. Recorded his first career NHL point/assist on April 23, 2013 vs. Calgary… The recipient of the 2013 Golden Cage Award as the Allsvenskan’s (Sweden-2) top junior player after posting 33 points (15g-18a) in 38 games for Leksand… Led all Allsvenskan junior players in goals and ranked second to fellow Predators prospect Pontus Aberg in points… Ranked second in goals and tied for eighth in points (5g-4a-9pts, 9gp) during 2013 qualification play to help Leksand earn promotion to the SHL in 2013-14… Captained Sweden to a silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship… Named to the 2013 World Junior Championship All-Star Team by the media and one of Sweden's three best players of the tournament by the coaches after posting five points (3g-2a) in six games.

AMATEUR: Amassed the most points (8g-9a-17pts) by an under-18 junior player in the Allsvenskan with Leksand in 2011-12… Helped Sweden claim gold at the 2012 World Junior Championship… Captained Sweden to a silver medal at the Under-18 World Championship… Named the best forward of the 2012 Under-18 Worlds by the directorate after tying for second among all tournament skaters in goals (5)... Paced the 2010-11 Leksand junior squad in points (21g-19a-40pts), and tied for sixth in league goal scoring... Earned a silver medal with Sweden at the 2011 Under-18 World Championship, tying for sixth in the tournament in goals (4) and ranking third on the team in points (6) as its youngest member… Joined Leksand's junior club after the completion of his under-18 team's season in 2009-10, helping it win the league title.

TRANSACTIONS: April 3, 2013 – Acquired from Washington for forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta on April 3, 2013… June 22, 2012 – Washington’s first selection, 11th overall (first round), in the 2012 Entry Draft.

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