Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Colin Forbes
A rugged left-winger that was a proficient scorer in junior, Colin Forbes evolved into a grinding role player in the NHL. He entered the 2001-02 season with the hopes of playing a "lunch bucket" role on the improved New York Rangers.

The native of New Westminster, British Columbia played a year with Sherwood Park of the Alberta Junior League in 1993-94. That summer he was chosen 166th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers who left him in junior to play with the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks. Forbes scored 57 goals and played an abrasive style during his time in Portland before spending a year with the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms. He also scored a goal in a three-game look with the Flyers in 1996-97 before joining the team on a full time basis the next season.

Forbes was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning at the March deadline in 1999 in exchange for enforcer Sandy McCarthy. Early in the 1999-2000 season he was sent to the Ottawa Senators and played a solid grinding role as the team finished with 95 points. Forbes continued as defensive player for Ottawa the next season until he was traded to the New York Rangers for Eric Lacroix. He played industrious hockey for the Blueshirts but the team fell short of qualification for the post-season.

Following a brief stint with the Rangers, Forbes was acquired by the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2001 and went on to play three seasons with the organization, spending the majority of his playing time with the Caps AHL affiliate in Portland.

In the summer of 2004, Forbes was acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes and upon his arrival with the organization spent the entire 2004-05 season with the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters. In the early portions of the 2005-06 season, Forbes continued to toil in Lowell before having his rights acquired by the Washington Capitals.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 47 18 22 40 76
1994-95 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 24 31 55 108 9 1 3 4 10
1995-96 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 33 44 77 137 7 2 5 7 14
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 2 1 0 1 2 4 0 2 2 2
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 74 21 28 49 108 10 5 5 10 33
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 12 7 19 59 +2 5 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 13 7 4 11 22 -4
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 9 7 16 51 0
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 3 1 4 10 -5
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 8 0 0 0 18 -4
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 45 2 5 7 12 -1 5 1 0 1 14
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 39 0 1 1 31 -3
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 19 1 4 5 15 -3
2001-02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 4 0 0 0 21 -1
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 38 5 3 8 15 -2
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 14 4 5 9 18 +6
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -2
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 69 22 38 60 73 +10 3 2 2 4 4
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 69 16 32 48 59 -10 7 0 6 6 16
2004-05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 76 27 37 64 80 +32 11 3 1 4 20
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 34 10 18 28 24 -1
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 9 0 0 0 2 -2
2005-06 Hershey Bears AHL 36 11 12 23 16 -5 21 5 9 14 16
2006-07 Adler Mannheim Germany 51 11 29 40 50 11 4 10 14 24
2007-08 Adler Mannheim Germany 54 12 15 27 22 5 1 1 2 8
2008-09 Adler Mannheim Germany 52 17 25 42 52 8 2 3 5 35
2009-10 Adler Mannheim Germany 54 12 25 37 32 2 0 0 0 2
2010-11 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 52 6 15 21 46 4 0 2 2 20
NHL Totals 311 33 28 61 213 13 1 0 1 16


Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Michal Lanicek) in 1999 Entry Draft for Mikael Andersson and Sandy McCarthy, March 20, 1999. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay for Bruce Gardiner, November 11, 1999. Traded to NY Rangers by Ottawa for Eric Lacroix, March 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Washington, January 8, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, November 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 11, 2004. Traded to Washington by Carolina for Stephen Peat, December 28, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), August 10, 2006.