Discovery Networks recruits Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg to expert rolePeter Forsberg. Photo: Press

Discovery Networks recruits Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg to expert role

Publicerad: 18 March 2016, kl. 9:44

He used to be a force on the ice. Now, Swedish superstar Peter Forsberg will try to be a force off the ice as an expert in the upcoming Olympic games in Pyeongchang.

Adam Jönsson

The former NHLer will work in Discovery Network Sweden and Eurosport’s studio during the games, the broadcaster announced Thursday.

‘‘The Olympic games are and always will be special to me, with all the excitement, dreams and successes,’’ Forsberg says in a press release.

The winter games at Pyeonchang will be held Feb. 9–25, 2018. Discovery Networks has already started building its team of experts, which includes former cross-country skier Per Elofsson.

Hockey Hall of Famer Forsberg has played for Sweden’s national team during four Olympic games. He has won two gold medals.

For many Swedes, Forsberg is, among other things, remembered for his penalty shot against Canada during the final in the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

‘‘It’s a dream [come true] to work with one of Sweden’s biggest and most beloved sport heroes of all times,’’ says Emir Osmanbegovic, head of sports at Discovery Networks Sweden and Eurosport.

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