OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has signed goaltender Anton Forsberg to a one-year contract extension. The contract carries a value of $900,000 for the 2021-22 season.
Forsberg, 28, is in the midst of his first campaign with the Senators after being claimed off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets on March 17 and has earned a record of 2-3-1 over six contests with the Senators this season while posting a goals-against average of 3.18 and a .910 save percentage.
"Anton's addition has been a steadying one for us this season," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He possesses a calm and controlled playing style, has good size and ability, is a tireless worker with good habits and is a good teammate. He's worked hard in practice to earn his playing opportunities and this contract extension."
A native of Harnosand, Sweden, Forsberg was originally selected in the seventh round (188th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. In 54 career NHL games over five-plus seasons with Columbus, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Carolina Hurricanes and Senators, he has posted a record of 14-28-5 while registering a 3.21 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage.
Internationally, Forsberg represented his country when he helped Team Sweden earn a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Calgary.
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