Anton Forsberg

by Tony Carr on November 14, 2017

Anton Forsberg, G

Catches: Left

Height: 6-3

Weight: 176

Born: 1992-11-27

Hometown: Harnosand, SWE

Drafted: 2011 Columbus Blue Jackets, 188th overall

 

 

Observations:

August 2016 - Forsberg led Lake Erie to a Calder Cup win. When fellow Columbus prospect Joonas Korpisalo struggled early on in the postseason, Forsberg came in and never looked back, going 9-0 and posting an astounding 0.949 SV%. He certainly brought himself back into the mix as a legitimate Columbus prospect. He'll remain in the AHL in the season ahead, but if Sergei Bobrovsky gets injured again - how well Forsberg does with Lake Erie compared to Korpisalo's performance will decide which one will get the call to start with the big club. It won't be Curtis McElhinney, that's for sure. Dobber

February 2015 - Forsberg has been quite the pleasant surprise for a 7th-round pick. He has emerged as the starting goalie for the Springfield Falcons, currently holding an 18-7 record (2.04 GAA and .927 SV%). With injuries to McElhinney and Brobrovsky, Forsberg actually saw a few NHL starts. They weren't great showings - a 4.25 GAA and .861 SV% - but he's obviously earned the trust of the organization and could see more starts in the near future.  - Chris Bagwell

April 2014 – Forsberg is in his second, non-consecutive season with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League. He shared time with Linus Ullmark, who started the majority of the games. While Ullmark went 14-15-4, Forsberg posted a 10-8-4 record with a 2.44 GAA and .920 SV%. He also played one game for the Springfield Falcons, allowing one goal on 26 shots in his first win. Forsberg has a ton of raw talent, but needs to refine some of his technical abilities. Chris Bagwell

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Depending on his progress, Forsberg could be a viable NHL starter one day. 

 

 

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