Remember a few weeks ago when it felt like the Milwaukee Admirals were finally spoiled for choice with our forwards? That was nice.
The Nashville Predators have just announced that they will be recalling Filip Forsberg from the Admirals. Having looked stellar alongside fellow Swede Calle Jarnkrok while the two were in Milwaukee – they’re now set to re-create the Bork Line at the NHL level.
Forsberg’s season began with the Predators. This season he has played in 12 NHL games and scored 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists), has a plus/minus of -8, and tallied 2 penalty minutes.
During his time with the Milwaukee Admirals he has played in 36 games, scored 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists), has a plus/minus of +6, and recorded 12 penalty minutes. Of those 10 goals – 5 were scored on the power-play.
He also earned MVP honors in this year’s World Junior Championships held in his native Sweden. During that tournament he produced an impressive 12 points (4 goals, 8 assists) in 7 games en route to a silver medal – only coming up short to Team Finland in overtime of the Gold Medal game.
What does this move mean for the Milwaukee Admirals? What must they do from here to find offense? How successful do you think Calle Jarnkrok and Filip Forsberg can be playing together at the NHL level?