Posted October 08, 2011 on AP on Fox
Sharks_v_avalanche_3811
Peter Forsberg had his No. 21 jersey retired by the Colorado Avalanche before the season opener against the Detroit Red Wings. The team also raised a banner with his name and number to the Pepsi Center rafters Saturday night, where it will hang alongside those of Joe Sakic (19), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77). Forsberg made his way into the arena by walking through the stands, shaking hands and high-fiving kids as he made his way to the ice. The crowd gave Forsberg a thunderous ovation the entire way. The Swedish star remains a fan favorite for his tenacious play that helped the team to two Stanley Cup titles. He attempted a comeback with the Avs last season, but called it a career after two games because of a chronic foot ailment.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.