2009-10: Anton Forsberg played a little over half the season for MODO’s U20 team in the Swedish SuperElit league. Posted a 3.70 GAA and .874 Save % in 21 regular season games, but showed well in the post season with a 2.37 GAA and .903 Save % in 3 appearances.
2010-11: Spent the year with MODO’s U20 team with quality results: 2.90 GAA and .907 Save % in 33 games. He improved his results yet again in the playoffs, posting a 2.85 GAA and .921 Save % in 6 contests.
2011-12: Forsberg played for the Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik backing up former Coyotes goalie Mikael Tellqvist (32 years old). In his first year of professional, Forsberg gave up 32 goals in 15 games (3.15 goals against average). A year after playing in the relegation series, Modo was able to make the playoffs this season. Modo lost in the first round of the Elitserien playoffs to Skellefteå AIK four games to two.
Has good size and is continuing to refine the technical aspects of his game. Is still quite raw, but has a lot of natural ability, and still needs a few years of positive development. Playing in the Swedish league should give Columbus a good idea of how Forsberg will transition into the NHL. He is turning 20 in November and playing in the Elitserien league will give him the experience he needs to continue refining his technical skills.
Forsberg still needs a few years to develop. As a 20-year-old goalie, his playing time should increase, but his minutes will still be limited. He won’t be coming to North America for at least two more seasons; he should be the clear starter for Modo before making the trip overseas.