Forsberg Has Career Year and Becomes All-Time Franchise Goal Leader
What a year 2021-22 was for several Predators, and for Filip Forsberg, his best in the NHL.
Fittingly, going into his final year of his contract, Forsberg put the franchise on notice to not let him walk in free agency in the offseason of 2022. It was an uneasy situation after Forsberg wasn’t traded, and the front office rolled the dice on negotiating a new contract for him in the summer.
Forsberg finished 2021-22 with 84 points in just 69 games. That currently sits as the highest point-per-game output in franchise history with players playing at least 30 games.
Imagine where Forsberg may have finished if he could’ve played in all 82 games? He would’ve been in Roman Josi territory, and may have even made a hard push for the 100-point milestone.
Either way, it was a historical season for Forsberg that also included eight game-winning goals, just one shy of his own franchise record of nine set in 2016-17.
Forsberg would also finished with career highs in shots (1,249), shooting percentage (18.6), and points on the power play with 27.
The 84 points sits as fourth-highest in a single season in franchise history and one shy of Kariya’s mark, but in 13 fewer games than Kariya.