Interview with Peter Forsberg

MODO: The Heart of Hockey

After winning the Swedish elite hockey league in 2007, MODO Hockey, the team that has reared dozens of players who have had star-studded careers in North America’s National Hockey League, found itself struggling financially and at the bottom of the league in 2009.

But help could come from above. After leaving million dollar contracts behind in the NHL, Marcus Näslund and Peter Forsberg, both 36, decided to give back to their community by putting on their old MODO jerseys and playing for free. Our reporter travelled to Örnsköldsvik way up in northern Sweden to learn more about their love and loyalty to MODO, also called The Heart of Hockey.