National Hockey League Draft Profile Filip Forsberg
11 (11 overall)
Notes: 2012-13: Selected by Washington in 1st round (13th overall) of the NHL Draft; Traded to Nashville for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, Apr. 3rd.
Swedish centerman is the top-ranked European skater by NHL Central
Scouting...Split time during the 2011-12 season with Leksand's junior and
men's teams...Posted eight goals and nine assists in 43 games for Leksand in
the second division of Sweden's senior league...Was the youngest member of
Team Sweden's Gold Medal-winning team at the 2012 World Junior Championship,
posting one assist over six games...Won a Silver Medal with Team Sweden at the
2011 U-18 WJC and recorded four goals and two assists in six games at that
tournament...Has a solid overall skill set as an offensive player, but will
likely need to add bulk to produce at the NHL level...No relation to Swedish
hockey great Peter Forsberg.