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Predators land Forsberg for Erat, Latta

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The Nashville Predators acquired forward Filip Forsberg Wednesday from the Washington Capitals for forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta.

Forsberg has already signed to a three-year entry-level contract and can play in North America immediately.

"In Filip Forsberg, we are adding one of the top rated young forwards in the world," Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile said in a statement. "We are excited to have him join our other emerging young talent and solid veterans at the position."

Forsberg, 18 posted 33 points in 38 games for Leksand of Sweden's second league in 2012-13. He won the 2013 Golden Cage Award as the league's top junior player. He was the Capitals' first pick in the 2012 draft.

Erat leaves Nashville second all-time in games played (723), goals (163), assists (318) and points (481).
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