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Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg  #21

Center
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: PHI / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Art Ross Trophy 2002-2003
Calder Memorial Trophy 1994-1995
Hart Memorial Trophy 2002-2003

- Made his season debut on Feb. 11 at Columbus, his first NHL game since the 2008 playoffs (April 29, 2008 vs. Detroit).
- Signed by Colorado on Feb. 6.
- Helped the Avalanche win two Stanley Cup championships during his 11 seasons with the franchise.
- Captured the 2003 Hart Trophy, 2003 Art Ross Trophy and won the Calder Trophy in 1994-95.
- Named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team on three occasions (1997-98, 1998-99 and 2002-03) and was selected to seven NHL All-Star Games.
- Has tallied 885 points (249g/636a) in 708 regular season games.
- Ranks 10th all-time in points-per-game (1.25) and fourth in assists-per-game (.898). 
- Only Wayne Gretzky (1.320), Mario Lemieux (1.129) and Bobby Orr (.982) averaged more assists-per-game during their NHL careers.
- Also averages better than a point-per-game in the playoffs, tallying 171 points (64g/107a) in 151 postseason games.
- Stands fourth on the franchise’s all-time scoring list with 755 points (217g/538a) in 591 games.

WJC-A All-Star Team (1993) WJC-A - Best Forward (1993) WC-A All-Star Team (1998) WC-A - Best Forward (1998) NHL All-Rookie Team (1995) Calder Memorial Trophy (1995) NHL First All-Star Team (1998, 1999, 2003) Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (2003) (tied with Milan Hejduk) Art Ross Trophy (2003) Hart Memorial Trophy (2003). Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003) Traded to Quebec by Philadelphia with Steve Duchesne, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, Ron Hextall, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Jocelyn Thibault) in 1993 Entry Draft, $15,000,000 and future considerations (Chris Simon and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto later traded to Washington Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, July 21, 1992) for Eric Lindros, June 30, 1992. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Missed entire 2001-02 regular due to spleen (May 9, 2001 vs. Los Angeles) and ankle (January 10, 2002 in practive) injuries. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin (October 28, 2003 vs. Calgary) and hip (February 16, 2004 vs. Vancouver) injuries. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), September 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 3, 2005. Traded to Nashville by Philadelphia for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent and Nashville's 1st (later traded back to Nashville - Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) and 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Phil Desimone) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft, February 15, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, February 25, 2008. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), November 16, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, February 6, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, February 14, 2011.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares