Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg announced following this morning’s skate that he is ready to play and will make his 2007-08 season debut tonight against the Vancouver Canucks at Pepsi Center (7:30 p.m.)
Forsberg, who signed with Colorado on Feb. 25, will be playing his first game with the Avalanche since the 2004 playoffs against San Jose. Tonight will be his first regular season game with the club since April 4, 2004 vs. Nashville.
The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native has recorded 871 points (248g/623a) in 697 career games, ranking him eighth on the NHL's all-time points-per-game list (1.25). Only Jaromir Jagr (1.26) has a higher points-per-game average among active players. Peter ranks fourth on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 741 points (216g/525a).
Forsberg made his NHL debut with the Quebec Nordiques during the 1994-95 season, where he earned the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie. During his next nine seasons in Colorado, he would go on to win two Stanley Cups, capture the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP (2003), was named a First-Team NHL All-Star three times (1998, 1999, 2003) and appeared in seven NHL All-Star games.
Paul Andrews, Kroenke Sports Enterprises Chief Marketing Officer, revealed that there are approximately 1,800 tickets remaining for tonight’s contest. Visit www.coloradoavalanche.com or the KSE box office at Pepsi Center for ticketing information.