Washington Capitals Select Filip Forsberg With No. 11 Overall Selection
With the No. 11 Selection in the 2012 NHL Draft, the Washington Capitals have selected Filip Forsberg.
Forsberg is a talented skater capable of speed and strength, which frustrates opponents while trying to stop him when attacking the offensive zone.
One of his biggest assets is his agility, which allows him to get back on defense as well as maneuver in tight spaces. With the right line mates, some believe he could develop into a prolific scorer at the NHL level.
Standing at six-foot-two and weighing 181 pounds, Forsberg has spent the last three seasons as a member of Leskands IF of the Swedish professional league HockeyAllsvenskan, the second highest professional league in Sweden.
In addition to playing with the team at the HA level, Forsberg has also spent time with the club’s junior team of the J20 Super Elite league where he has accumulated 21 goals, 20 assists and 41 points in 42 games over two seasons.
In 53 games at the HA level, Forsberg has nine goals, nine assists and 18 points in 53 regular season games over two seasons.
The highest ranked European forward in this year’s draft by NHL Central Scouting, the 17-year old winger has already stated that he plans on staying in Sweden for at least one more year in order to continue to develop.