Anton Forsberg Added to Roster for 2017 AHL All-Star Classic


CLEVELAND – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, proudly powered by Constellation, announced Friday that fourth-year goaltender Anton Forsberg was added to the Central Division’s roster for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to be held January 29-30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

A 6’2” 191 lb. native of Härnösand, Sweden, Forsberg, 24, posted a 12-6-2 record in a team-high 22 appearances for the Monsters this season with one shutout, a 2.14 goals-against average (GAA) and a .930 save percentage (S%) to his credit. In one appearance for the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets this season, Forsberg posted a 0-1-0 record with a 4.07 GAA and .852 S%, with those numbers stemming from a 23-save performance in a 5-3 road loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on January 10th. In ten career NHL appearances for Columbus spanning each of the past three seasons, Forsberg supplied a 1-8-0 record with a 4.02 GAA and a .879 S%.

In 97 career AHL games played for the Monsters and Springfield Falcons spanning each of the past four seasons, Forsberg contributed a 58-24-8 record with six shutouts, a 2.17 GAA and a .923 S% and was named to the 2014-15 AHL All-Star Team. A seventh-round selection by Columbus (188th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Forsberg delivered a 9-0 record in ten appearances for the then ‘Lake Erie’ Monsters in the 2016 AHL postseason, notching two shutouts, a 1.34 GAA and a .949 S%, helping the Monsters claim their first Calder Cup Championship in franchise history.

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