Peter Forsberg Notched 31 Points In 7 Games at 1993 World Junior Tournament

Published on September 15th, 2023 12:26 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Peter Forsberg and the legendary performance at the 1993 World Juniors. Wayne Gretzky. Jaromir Jagr. Eric Lindros.

These are just some of the players that are in the top 20 of all-time scoring at the World Junior Hockey tournament (IIHF World Junior Championship).

These all-time great players are all looking up at Peter Forsberg, who finished the 1993 World Juniors with a remarkable 31 points.

In 7 games.

Forsberg's line-mate was Markus Naslund, who finished the tournament with 24 points, which is tied for second on the all-time list.

Naslund still averaged a point per game less than Forsberg in that tournament.


Sweden, which hosted the tournament in 1993, was practically unstoppable, scoring 53 goals over a total of 7 goals for a goal differential of +53.

Forsberg's point total was helped tremendously by Sweden's game against Japan, which they ended up winning by a score of 20-1.

Forsberg would notch 10 points in the game, which would be a great tournament total for practically any other player.

Having said that, Forsberg notched 5 points against both Finland and Czech Republic, 4 points against Russia and Canada, 2 points against the USA and 1 point against Germany.

So while Forsberg certainly padded his point total against Japan, he was certainly lethal against good teams as well.

In total, Forsberg was involved in 58% of Sweden's goals in the tournament.


There was no fairytale ending for the Swedish side in 1993.

They made the finals of the tournament and had a chance to win gold in front of their fans.

The problem?

Canada, which had a roster that included the likes of Paul Kariya, Chris Pronger, Martin Lapointe, Rob Niedermayer and Adrian Aucoin.

Canada would beat Peter Forsberg and Sweden 5-4 in a thrilling final game to win the gold medal.


Given Forsberg's performance at the 1993 World Juniors, it's not hard to see why the Nordiques acquired him in the Eric Lindros deal.

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