COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Anton Forsberg was among 23 players selected to comprise Sweden’s National Junior Team at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Calgary from December 26 through January 5, 2012.
Forsberg, 19, was the Blue Jackets’ sixth pick, 188th overall, at last June’s Entry Draft held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has played in seven games this season with Modo of the Swedish Elite League, posting a 3.30 goals-against average and .890 save percentage. He has also appeared in six games with Modo (Sweden Jr.) and has a 2.34 GAA and .918 SV%. The 6-foot-2, 176-pound native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden appeared in 33 games and had a 2.90 GAA and .907 SV% for Modo (Sweden Jr.) in 2010-11.
Sweden’s National Junior Team is slotted in Group A (Calgary) with Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia and Latvia. The team will play its first game of the tournament against Latvia on December 26 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Group B (Edmonton) consists of Canada, United States, Finland, Czech Republic and Denmark.
The Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when the club visits the Montreal Canadians. Game time from Bell Centre is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and ticketmaster.com
Full and partial season ticket plans for the Blue Jackets’ 2011-12 season are on sale now starting at less than $15 per game. Full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.