Forsberg looking for next challenge
August, 8, 2011
By Lars-Ove Haraldsson | ESPN.com
Filip Forsberg is a unique talent garnering NHL interest ahead of the 2012 draft, but there's also something about him that's a little unusual for a Swedish hockey star in the making. "I played baseball for two years when growing up," Forsberg says.
To put baseball's popularity in Sweden in perspective, more than half a million Swedes play soccer while more than 62,000 play hockey. Baseball? Less than 1,000 currently choose to participate in the American game.