Peter Forsberg

by John Von 05 Jun,2018
Peter Forsberg

Peter Mattias Foppa Forsberg or famously known as Peter Forsberg is a Swedish retired ice hockey player.

He was the assistant general manager of Modo Hockey and is the fourth all-time in career assists per game only after players such as Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Mario Lemieux.

Peter Forsberg’s Early Career

Peter Forsberg holds a Swedish nationality.  He was born on July 20, 1973, in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. His childhood idol was NHL legend, Hakan Loob who he idolized while growing up.

His father Kent Fosberg is the former ice hockey head coach of Swedish National Team. His mother's name is Gudrun Fosberg.

He started his junior playing career with the junior team of Modo Hockey in 1990 where his father later started coaching in 1992.

Peter Forsberg’s Net worth  and Salary

According to the Richest, he earned an annual salary of $1,100,000 in 2007 as well as $ 344,000 in 2010. 

He is known to support philanthropic causes such as Icebreakers co-founded by himself and Markus Naslund to raise money for charitable purposes. With his 12 years in NHL, he is one of the highest earning players with the estimated earning of $ 70,405,214.

His two contracts worth $9 million and $10 million with Colorado Avalanche were the most expensive of that time.

Looking at his professional ice hockey playing career as well as appearing in several television series and endorsements, his total net worth is estimated to be around $ 54 million. He owns a mansion in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. He also has bought a 380 square meters apartment in central Stockholm recently in May 2018 where he currently resides.

Peter Forsberg’s Career

Peter Forsberg was drafted as the sixth overall pick at the NHL Draft pick in 1991 for Philadelphia Flyers.

He was included in the deal that sent five other players as two draft pick in exchange for Eric Lindros as paying $ 15 million to the Quebec Nordiques.

After playing for several seasons for Modo, he won the Swedish player of the year in 1993. He later signed with the Quebec Nordiques in the summer of 1994 and joined the Colorado Avalanche.

He was the part of Avalanche team that won the Stanley Cup twice and later on played with Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators.

A successful ice hockey player he announced his retirement in 2011, he made 708 regular season appearances, collected 885 points with 249 goals as well as provide 636 assists.

During his playing stint, he was in the three-time NHL First Team All-Star overall his playing career. Besides playing for several hockey teams in Sweden and NHL teams, he also represented Sweden in four Olympic Winter Games and was the part of the team that won the gold in 1994 and 2006 editions.

He appeared in five World Championships and won the gold in 1992 and 1998 as the part of the Swedish team

Considered one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time, Forsberg is also an exclusive member of Triple Gold winner’s club that includes winning the Stanley Cup Championship, Olympic gold, and World Championship trophy.

Peter Forsberg’s Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, he is married to his wife, Nicole Nordin in 2010 after being engaged in Paris. They met through a mutual friend the same year.

The couple is blessed with three children, son Lennox born in June 2012, daughter, Lily born in September 2014 and their third child was born in May 2016. His oldest son Lennox has followed his footsteps.

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