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When most hockey fans from North American shores think of Peter Forsberg they picture him in a Colorado Avalanche jersey. This is natural, considering he spent a decade with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise and helped them win Stanley Cups in 1996 and 2001.
Yes, Forsberg was one of the most dominant NHL players of his era, racking up 885 points in 708 career games, and winning the Calder, Art Ross and Hart Trophies during his playing days. Had significant injuries not limited his playing time and ultimately derailed his career his point totals would have been way higher and he may well be in the discussion as one of the greatest NHL players of all time.
All that being said, for fans back in Sweden, the country where Forsberg hails from, Forsberg is the greatest star of the powerful Swedish Elite League team Modo.
Long before Forsberg made his NHL debut with the Quebec Nordiques he was starring in the Swedish Elite League. He joined Modo at the tender age of 17, a boy playing amongst men, yet his talent and his ferocious will to win allowed him to compete against his older, larger competition. In his first season with the club he registered 17 points in 23 games. That might seem a paltry total compared to some of his NHL numbers, but considering his age at the time and the fact that points are much harder to come by in the Swedish Elite League than in the NHL it is actually a pretty impressive feat.
Over the next three seasons Forsberg would establish himself as perhaps the best player in the league, averaging nearly a point a game in that span. After a hot start in the 1994-95 season Forsberg made the leap to the NHL, joining the Quebec Nordiques and racking up 50 points in 47 games and earning Rookie of the Year honors.
During the 2004-05 season when the entire NHL season was lost due to a lockout it was a no-brainer for Forsberg to return to his home country and once again join the club team where he began his professional career. He picked up right where he left off in 1994, scoring 39 points in 33 games for the club.
After injuries derailed his NHL Forsberg returned again to Sweden. In 2009-10, now in his late 30s and nursing a chronically injured foot, Forsberg showed he still had plenty of skill left in his hands. The Swedish hockey legend put up 30 points in 23 games with Modo in his final year with the team.
Though his frustration with ongoing injuries has caused him to step away from the game it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see Forsberg attempt another comeback. These days it is less likely that that comeback bid would involve an NHL franchise. If he does decide to play professional hockey again in all likelihood it would be with Modo, and if he does you can bet that Peter Forsberg Modo jerseys will be the hottest ticket item in Sweden's sports shops.