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4. Peter Forsberg

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Peter Forsberg
Normally we would not expect a sub 1,000 NHL career point forward to be a strong contender for the Hockey Hall of Fame, but with Peter Forsberg we think it could easily happen. Forsberg’s 885 points was done in only 705 games, giving him a 1.25 Points per Game average. He was a complete player who not only knew how to put the puck in the net, but had solid defensive skills and was considered by many to be the ultimate teammate. Forsberg’s career saw varying stints on the injured list and with Modo, an elite club team in his native Sweden, which of course kept his career tally relatively low by Hall of Fame standards. Yet with the hardware that Forsberg collected, a Hart, a Calder, an Art Ross and two Stanley Cup Rings, can Forsberg really be ignored? We don’t think that he should be.



The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden

Eligible Since:
2014

Position:
Center

Played for:
Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Philadelphia Flyers
Nashville Predators
Team Sweden (1994, 1998, 2006 & 2010 Olympics) (1996 & 2004 World Cup)

Major Accolades and Awards:
Hart Trophy (1) (2003)
Art Ross Trophy (1) (2003)
Calder Trophy (1995)
NHL All Star (5) (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001 & 2003)
Stanley Cup Rings (1996 & 2001) Colorado Avalanche
Olympic Gold Medals (1994 & 2006) Sweden


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+1 #1 shaun horne 2013-12-19 23:27
Forsberg is the most exciting hockey player I've ever seen. He made me a hockey fan. Still looking for somebody to compare for excitement. Crosby has a little higher ppg, but not as exciting. When Forsberg was on the ice you knew something was going to happen. A bunch of his line mates had their best year with Forsberg.
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+1 #2 Lance Roten 2014-02-17 17:37
Another lock. Career length puts him in good company with Pavel Bure and Pat LaFontaine among others. Generational talent types, Peter gets in, probably this year.
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