Tobias Forsberg

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Tobias Forsberg
Tobias Forsberg Bolidenhallen 05 (cropped).jpg
Born (1988-04-05) April 5, 1988 (age 35)
Piteå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for Modo Hockey
Leksands IF
Playing career 20072019

Hans Tobias Forsberg (born April 5, 1988) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player. He played in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) with Modo Hockey and Leksands IF.


Playing career

Forsberg is the brother of Johan Forsberg. Forsberg joined IF Björklöven on January 30, 2009, from Modo Hockey of the Elitserien [1] and left the team after only four months to sign with VIK Västerås HK on 11 May 2009. [2] Prior to the 2011–12 season he signed with Leksands IF.

Tobias Forsberg and Filippa Norr Richlow at Swedish Sports Awards 2023. Svenska Idrottsgalan 2023 Filippa Norr Richlow och Tobias Forsberg.jpg
Tobias Forsberg and Filippa Norr Richlow at Swedish Sports Awards 2023.

In the 2018–19 season, while playing with Leksands in the Allsvenskan, Forsberg suffered a career-ending injury in a game against Almtuna IS on December 26, 2018. Crashing into the boards head first, he fractured his neck in multiple places, suffering an injury to his spinal cord. As a result he was paralysed below the chest and has limited function of his arms. With Leksands later regaining promotion to the SHL, the club set up a fund to support Forsberg in his ongoing rehabilitation. [3]

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  1. "Bjorkloven agree to Forsberg addition". IF Bjorkloven. 2009-01-30. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  2. "Forsberg ansluter från Modo" (in Swedish). VIK Vasteras HK. 2009-05-11. Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
  3. "Update on Tobias Forsberg" (in Swedish). Leksands IF. 2019-05-04. Retrieved 2019-05-04.