National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Filip Forsberg
TeamWashington (COL)
Selection11 (11 overall)
Previous TeamLeksand (Sweden-2)
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; Made NHL debut...2014-15: Named to All Star Team.

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.

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