Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg combined elite passing with elite defensive ability and elite effort. His offensive rate statistics put him among the very best centres in the history of the NHL. Add to that his defense, and it feels as though he has a case to be considered one of the best centres to ever play the game.

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Full disclosure: Peter Forsberg was one of our favourite players growing up.

Forsberg’s Stats:

Career

  • NHL: 1994-2007 with comebacks in 2008 (9 games) and 2011 (2 games); 13-ish seasons, 10 quality
  • 249G (11th Swede All Time), 636A (6th) for 885P (6th), +238 (2nd) in 708 games; 20:15 ATOI (since 1998-99), 98 PS
  • Forsberg is 4th All Time in APG and 8th in PPG
  • In his draft class (1991), Forsberg, drafted 6th overall is
    • 31st in Games but
    • 9th in Goals,
    • 2nd in Assists,
    • 3rd in Points and
    • 1st in Plus Minus
  • Era: Of the hundreds of players to play in at least 500 games between 1994 and 2007, Forsberg is
    • 41st in Goals
    • 31st in GPG
    • 3rd in Assists
    • 1st in APG
    • 5th in Points
    • 2nd in PPG and Plus/Minus
    • 8th in Offensive Point Shares
    • 14th in Point Shares
    • Despite being 159th in games played
  • 82-game average: 29G, 74A for 103P, +26
  • 3-year peak (2002-06): 32G, 80A for 111P
  • Possession (since 2007-08 – 11 games total):
    • 43.8% Corsi For,
    • -5.4% Relative Corsi For,
    • 43.9% Fenwick For,
    • -8.2% Relative Fenwick For
  • Playoffs: 64G (20th All Time), 107 (20th) for 171P (18th) in 151 games; 20:04 ATOI (since 1998-99)
  • Forsberg is 13th All Time in playoff APG and 10th in PPG
  • Adjusted: 278G, 699A for 977P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 32G, 81A for 113P
  • Forsberg is 5th All Time in Adjusted APG and 6th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Traded once before he played an NHL game and once at the end of his career.

Accomplishments

  • Hart (’03), Calder (’95)
  • Art Ross (’03)
  • Top 5 in Selke voting twice
  • Top 5 Player once (’03)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player once (’03), Top 10 thrice (’98, ’99)
  • Scored 30 goals twice, 25 goals six times
  • Tallied 80 assists once, 70 assists twice, 60 assists five times (1 of only 25 players to do so), 50 assists seven times, 40 assists eight times
  • Scored 110 points once, 100 points twice, 90 points four times, 80 points six times, 70 points seven times, 50 points eleven times
  • Led the league in Assists once, Top 5 four times, Top 10 seven times
  • Led the league in APG thrice, Top 5 nine times
  • Led the league in Points once, Top 5 four times, Top 10 five times
  • Led the league in PPG twice, Top 5 five times, Top 10 eight times
  • Led the league in Plus Minus once, Top 10 thrice
  • 1st Team All Star three times, 1st Team All Rookie
  • 5 All Star Games
  • Three Stars:
    • Rookie of the Month once
  • NON-NHL:
    • Swedish Elite League MVP twice (and player MVP the same two years)

Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Player (led playoffs in assists and points) on one Final Four (’02 Avalanche),
    • Best Player (led playoffs in points) on one Final Four (’99 Avalanche),
    • Best Skater on one Final Four (’00 Avalanche),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’96 Avalanche),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Final Four(’97 Avalanche),
    • Injured (but best forward by ATOI) on one Champion (’01 Avalanche)
  • Olympics:
    • Best Skater (by points) on one Olympic Champion (’94 Sweden),
    • Top 3? Forward (by points) on one Olympic Champion (’06 Sweden)
  • World Champion:
    • Best Skater (won “Best Forward” tournament award) on one World Champion (’98 Sweden) and one Runner Up (‘93 Sweden),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one World Champion (’92 Sweden) and one Runner Up (’03 Sweden),
    • Injured on one World Champion Runner Up (’04 Sweden)
  • World Juniors:
    • Best Player (set the tournament record in points) on one World Junior Champion (’93 Sweden),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one WJC Runner Up (’92 Sweden)

 

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