Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 4/12/13
According to the Swedish blog MrMadhawk.se, Nashville Predators prospect Filip Forsberg is headed to Music City. His Allsvenskan season with Leksands IF ended last week and, after playing two games with the Swedish National Team, he’s headed across the pond to play in North America for the first time. Forsberg, 18, was acquired for veteran winger Martin Erat and prospect Michael Latta at the NHL’s trade deadline on April 3. The Östervåla, Sweden, native was projected as a can’t-miss, top five pick in last summer’s NHL Draft. In their 2012 Draft Preview magazine, The Hockey News had him ranked #2 while Central Scouting had him at #4. He fell to the Washington Capitals at 11 overall, however, as seven straight defensemen were taken from #4 to #10. “We were surprised,” Capitals General Manager George McPhee said after the draft. “We didn’t expect Forsberg to be there at all.” Forbserg is expected to be in Nashville on Saturday and, according to Predators GM David Poile, may even play s...
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