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Columbus Blue Jackets sign 2011 draft pick, goalie Anton Forsberg, to 3-year contract

Tuesday, 05.28.2013 / 2:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Anton Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Columbus' sixth pick, 188th overall, in the 2011 draft, Forsberg appeared in 33 games with Sodertalje of Sweden's HockeyAllsvenskan in 2012-13. He won 24 games while finishing second in the league with a 2.04 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.

The 6-foot-2, 176-pounder played in 14 games with MODO of the Swedish Elite League in 2011-12 and had a 3.15 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.

The Swede represented his country at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships, helping Sweden earn the second gold medal in national history at the event.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round