Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg was born in Sweden on 20 July 1973. His father Kent Forsberg was the coach of the Swedish national team and the Modo hockey. He coached Peter in his childhood and through his teenage to the later stages of his life when he started playing hockey professionally. He debuted in the professional career in 1990 playing for the junior team of Modo hockey. In 39 games that he played for the club, he scored 109 points. He was ranked as the 6th best player in the draft at the end of the season. He played for the Modo hockey for the next 3 years. He won the best player of the year award and the most valuable player of the year award in 1993.

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In 1994 he signed a contract with the Quebec Nordiques for a reported fee of around $6.5 million. He couldn't, however, go to North America because of a lockout until 1995. He debuted for the NHL on 21 January 1995 and went on to get his first assist in the first game itself. His first season was very impressive and so he was awarded the best rookie of the season and also got a place in the all-rookie team of the season.

His team was sold due to financial reasons and was later named the Colorado avalanche in July 1995. He went on to win two Stanley cups with the Colorado avalanche and was also awarded the Most Valuable Player of the season on many occasions. He also was on the cover of the NHL game produced by EA sports as he was arguably the best player in the world at that time.

In 2004 he returned to Modo hockey after having an astonishing career in the NHL. He was again contacted to sign for the Colorado avalanche for a reported sum of around $13.5 million for a 3-year contract but he chose to sign for the Philadelphia flyers for $11.5 million which was a 2-year contract.

Hi season with the Philadelphia flyers was mostly hit with injuries, he still, however, had a good record in the league. On 15 February 2007, he was transferred to the Nashville predators. This was his last regular playing season as he was injured for the most part in his future seasons. He ousted his former team the Denver avalanche scoring and assisting in the game against them.

He returned to his former team the Denver avalanche and on 14 February 2011 he announced his retirement just some hours before the game was about to start. Forsberg later pointed out that the inability to defend himself was the main reason for his retirement.

After retirement, he was appointed as the assistant manager of the Modo hockey team. Forsberg also played for the Sweden team and also won the world championships twice. He was very successful at the international level the same way as he was at the professional level.

Forsberg married Nicole Nordin who is a resident of Sweden in 2010. The couple had a son Lennox in June 2012. His marriage is going very smooth with no signs of divorce whatsoever. He doesn't have any other children apart from his son. His net worth is estimated to be around $54 million. His biography can be read on Wikipedia and ESPN.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 20 Jul, 1973
Age: 46 yrs
Occupations: Ice hockey player
Citizenship: Sweden
Birth Place: Örnsköldsvik
Gender: Male
Description: Swedish ice hockey player
Net Worth 2021: 54 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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