Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has loaned forward Filip Forsberg to the Swedish National Team for the 2014 World Junior Championships, taking place Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Malmo, Sweden.
Forsberg, 19 (8/13/94), has posted five points (1g-4a) in 12 games with Nashville, and eight points (3g-5a) in seven games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals in 2013-14. The Ostervala, Sweden native helped Sweden win gold at the 2012 World Junior Championships, and captained the Swedes to a silver medal at the 2013 World Juniors, being named to the tournament’s All-Star Team in the process.
The Nashville Predators take on the Boston Bruins tonight at 7 p.m. CT (FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game), in the first meeting between the two teams in Nashville since March 17, 2011. Join us for a Ford Hometown Heroes Night, where all military personnel, police/firefighters, nurses/EMT’s, educators and other first responders with valid proof of profession will receive a $20 discount on all lower level and $10 discount on all upper level seating. This offer is available at the Bridgestone Arena box office only. A limited number of tickets still remain; for more information, visit nashvillepredators.com or call 615-770-7800.