Peter Forsberg announced as part of 2013 IIHF Hall of Fame class

Justin Edmonds

Longtime Avalanche great Peter Forsberg will join the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2013.

Former Colorado Avalanche great Peter Forsberg is among four former NHL players in the International Ice Hockey Federation's 2013 Hall of Fame class, according to NHL.com.

In 14 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators, Forsberg scored 249 goals and racked up 636 assists. He ranks fourth in league history with .898 assists per game and eighth all-time in points per game with 1.25. Forsberg led the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001, playing alongside fellow Colorado hockey legend Joe Sakic.

Forsberg also won two Olympic gold medals and two World Championships in international play during his lengthy playing career, making him the only Swedish player ever to be a Triple Gold Cup winner twice over.

Forsberg joins ex-NHL stars Paul Henderson, Mats Sundin and Teppo Numminen, as well as former women's ice hockey player Danielle Goyette and executive Jan-Ake Edvinsson, as members of the IIHF Hall of Fame's 2013 class. The induction ceremony will take place on May 19, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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