Peter Forsberg Retirement Banner Photo-Colorado Avalanche Signed 8×10 Photo
This hand signed Peter Forsberg Retirement Banner Photo-Colorado Avalanche Signed 8×10 Photo has been personally autographed by Mr. Forsberg. Included with your purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity from Slap Shot Signatures.
Learn More about Peter Forsberg:
Swedish centre Peter Forsberg was drafted sixth overall in 1991 by the Philadelphia Flyers, but due to a holdout by first overall draft pick Eric Lindros, Forsberg and four other players, along with two draft picks, were traded to the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for Lindros. This trade was a strong basis for the Nordiques/Avalanche foundation. He signed a contract with Quebec in October of 1993 but due to a lockout his debut was delayed until 1995. His rookie season was impressive, with 50 points on offense, responsible defence, and physical play. At the end of the season he was awarded the Calder Trophy and the NHL All-Rookie Team. In August of 1995 the Nordiques became the Colorado Avalanche. During their first season in Colorado they won the season’s Stanley Cup championships. This 1995-1996 season, was both Forsberg’s highest scoring season and the only time he would play in every game of his team’s season. The following year he played in only 65 regular games and 14 of 17 playoff games due to a bruised thigh, however due to the points scored while he was playing, Forsberg earned the team its first Presidents’ Trophy. That year he was chosen to appear on the cover of EA Sports’ game “NHL 98”. In 2001 Colorado won another Stanley Cup but Forsberg was unable to play past the second round due to health reasons. After getting his spleen removed he decided to take the following season off to recuperate but did return for the playoffs where he lead the scoring with 27 points. Season 2002-2003 was a banner year for Forsberg, now much healthier than in previous years, he led the league in scoring with 106 points and was awarded both the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy. In 2005-2006 season after the NHL lockout, Forsberg signed a two-year contract with Philadelphia due to the salary cap imposed on the league. These two seasons were plagued by injuries and surgeries that minimized Forsberg’s ice time. After his contract expired he was traded to the Nashville Predators. As an unrestricted free agent, he played part of a season with Colorado, again being sidelined due to injury. In 2011 he announced his retirement citing troubles with his ankles and feet as part of his reasons. His jersey number was retired during the 2011-12 season.
Own a piece of hockey history with a Peter Forsberg Retirement Banner Photo-Colorado Avalanche Signed 8×10 Photo!