Puck-moving blueliner with good size and decent mobility. Needs to improve his off-puck game as he gains experience.
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July 2022 – The Carolina Hurricanes have selected Forsmark in the fourth round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
January 2022 – Forsmark has split his season pretty evenly between Örebro’s J20 team and the SHL squad. Offensively, he is a pass-first player and is a key member of the powerplay at the J20 level. Outside of his playmaking ability, he has proven that he is reliable with the puck on his stick in transition. Forsmark’s high level of motivation and resilience is noticeable at all times.
At the professional level, Forsmark has struggled to produce offense so far but he is engaged in offensive play through zone entries and his positioning in the offensive zone. He occasionally has seemed overwhelmed in the defensive end by the quicker and stronger competition at the men’s level, however. He primarily needs to work on his defensive positioning and speed in order to adapt to a step up in competition. One upside to Forsmark’s defensive play in the SHL is his physicality. While not overly physical, he uses his body wisely and is effective in boxing out opposing forward when defending the net-front area. Forsmark is a highly touted prospect for the upcoming draft, who many consider a top-40 pick. If his offensive skills begin to translate in the SHL and he continues his reliable transitional play, he could emerge as a potential first-round talent. Alexa Potack