The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Jesse Forsberg for the 2019/20 season. The 6’1” defenceman joins the Giants from the University of Saskatchewan where he was a teammate of former players Josh Roach and Kendall McFaull.
Forsberg, from Waldheim, Saskatchewan in Canada, will pull on the #29 jersey and makes his debut in teal at August’s home exhibition games before the Champions Hockey League begins.
Forsberg arrives in Belfast after a stellar season on the Saskatchewan Huskies with the defenceman named to the USports All-Canadian second team as well as the USports (West) First All-Star team – for a second time in his five seasons.
In 2016/17, Forsberg was awarded the prestigious Mervyn Dutton trophy for the USports (West) Most Outstanding Defenceman.
The 25 year old captained the University of Saskatchewan in his final season, finishing with six goals and 15 assists, good for 21 points in 24 games – the second best record among Canada West defencemen.
Jesse Forsberg, talking with Joel Neill, A View From The Bridge:
“Both Adam Keefe and Steve Thornton reached out to me regarding the move to Belfast. Though the biggest selling point for me was Josh Roach and Kendall McFaull – two guys who I have played with in Saskatchewan and admire a lot.
“They said a lot of really good things about the organisation and it would have been difficult to move anywhere else. The Champions League is a great opportunity for me and was a huge factor in making the move.”