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Filip Forsberg

European Skater - Leksand, SWEDEN-2
Final Rank: 1 Midterm Rank: 1
Position: Centre Shoots: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 181
Born: August 13, 1994 Hometown: Ostervala, SWE
Born in: Ostervala, SWE
• Forsberg was the youngest player on Team Sweden at the 2012 World Junior Championships, helping his team capture their first World Junior gold medal since 1981 -- he recorded one assist in six games.

• In 2011-12, he split the season between Leksand and its junior team. He totaled 17 points (8-9--17) in 43 games for Leksand in the second division of Sweden’s senior league.

• He won a silver medal at the 2011 World Under-18 Championships, recording six points (4-2--6) in six games, and at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial collecting five points (4-1--5) in six games.

• While not related, he does model his game after former NHL All-Star Peter Forsberg, learning his style through watching him on Team Sweden as well as online.

• His father, Patrik, a former player, has been the biggest influence on his career – “he has taught me a lot as a father and as a coach”.

• Forsberg played baseball for two years while growing up – it is not a popular sport in Sweden and less than 1,000 currently play the sport.

• He lists the most embarrassing song on his iPod as one he made himself -- “I’m not that good at making songs, but I tried once just for fun. It was not a top song, and I would not play it on the radio”.

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SCOUTING REPORT

NHL Director of European Scouting, Goran Stubb
“A leader who shows by example -- I would compare him to Anaheim's Corey Perry a little bit. Has a nose for the net, and often scores the big goals. He's a creative playmaker, good skater with fine straight-ahead speed. He's a right-handed forward with an excellent shot and an effective two-way player with a great winning attitude. Filip's a solid puck carrier with very good puck-handling skills; mature, good size and physically strong. On top of that, he'll sacrifice himself to make the play.”

STATISTICS

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P PIM
2009-2010 LEKSAND U18 SWEDEN-JR. U18 31 21 16 37 22
2010-2011 LEKSAND SWEDEN-2 10 1 0 1 0
2010-2011 LEKSAND JR. SWE-JR. 36 21 19 40 22
2010-2011 LEKSAND U18 SWEDEN-JR. U18 3 1 5 6 4
2011-2012 LEKSAND SWEDEN-2 43 8 9 17 33
2011-2012 LEKSAND JR. SWE-JR. 6 0 1 1 2
2011-2012 LEKSAND U18 SWEDEN-JR. U18 1 0 2 2 0


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