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Catching up with Peter Forsberg

Hall of Fame forward has become sound investor since retiring from NHL

by Kaitlyn Kaminski @Kait_Kaminski / NHL.com Staff Writer

After 13 seasons in the NHL when skating became unbearable after multiple surgeries on his feet, Peter Forsberg turned to investing.

"My last maybe eight years in the League, I had so many surgeries just off and on, so I was kind of prepared for a while there that my career was going to end," Forsberg said. "I did some investments before and kind of right after I retired, I went back to school for a year (in Sweden where he studied economics).

"I kind of jumped right into the business life right after I retired from hockey, but I think when I played I kind of thought I was going to take a year or two off and not do anything, but that didn't happen. It's hard to not do anything."

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Forsberg has invested with his father, Kent, and fiancé, Nicole, in multiple companies.

"We do a lot of things," Forsberg said. "A lot of investments. We have a shoe brand [INUIKII], we have a golf course [Veckefjärdens Golf Club], a boat company, we have some real estate, we have a construction company that I am involved with and a few other things."

A two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Colorado Avalanche (1996, 2001), Forsberg was enshrined into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2013 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014. Forsberg was the sixth pick of the 1991 NHL Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He had 885 points (249 goals, 636 assists) in 708 games during his NHL career with the Flyers, Avalanche, Quebec Nordiques and Nashville Predators.

Forsberg became an overnight sensation in Sweden when he scored the game-winning goal in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics in a shootout.

In 2006, he became the third player to join the Triple Gold Club, an exclusive group of players who have won a gold medal at the Olympics and World Championship, as well as the Stanley Cup.

 

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Forsberg said the best advice he ever received was to have fun, and he is not ruling out a return to hockey after previously being an assistant general manager for Modo of the Swedish Hockey League.

"I don't know, I might go back to hockey a little later," Forsberg said. "The kids are probably going to play and maybe one day I'll return to Modo, but I am not sure. It's not on the map right now, though."

Forsberg is enjoying his retirement back home in Sweden with Nicole and their three children.

"They haven't really started skating yet," Forsberg said. "I'm not going to force them into hockey, but I'm not going to stop them from playing hockey either. Our 5-year-old [Lennox] started skating last year, but he's going to start more this year."

"We'll see where it leads, but it looks like they're interested to play, so we'll see what happens," Forsberg said.

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