March 4, 1992 |
Duluth, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Los Angeles Kings
U. of North Dakota (WCHA)
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||15th overall, 2010
Los Angeles Kings
|Competitor for USA|
|World Junior Championshipss|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
Derek Forbort (born March 4, 1992) is an American college defenseman currently playing for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Forbort played his junior season of high school hockey for Duluth East High School in 2008–09, finishing with 28 points in 21 games, and was named a regional All-Star. He is the all star player on his duluth men's league team racking up over 79 points in eleven games. He completed the season by playing nine games with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USNTDP) in the United States Hockey League (USHL). He played his first full season with the USNTDP in 2009–10, scoring 4 goals and 14 points in 26 USHL league games, and 25 points overall in 56 games with the development team. He then began his freshman season for the Fighting Sioux for the 2010-2011 season. He played with the American team at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships, recording two assists and a +9 rating, en route to winning a gold medal. Forbort has committed to play for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux men's ice hockey team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2010. Forbort is the son of Keith and Mary. He is adamant about volunteering in his home town of Duluth. Some other hobbies are weight lifting, spending time with Willman, and making weekend trips to Rose Lake.
Forbort is highly regarded by scouts and is projected to become a two-way defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL). The NHL Central Scouting Bureau ranked Forbort as the ninth best North American skater for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, an improvement on his midterm ranking of 11th. International Scouting Services named him tenth overall. Expected to be a first round selection, Forbort was taken 15th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.
On April 5, 2013, Derek Forbort signed a three-year entry level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.
- Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||North Dakota Fighting Sioux||WCHA||38||0||15||15||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||North Dakota Fighting Sioux||WCHA||35||2||11||13||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||North Dakota Fighting Sioux||WCHA||41||4||12||16||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010||United States||WJC-U18||7||0||2||2||6||Gold medal|
|2011||United States||WJC||6||0||0||0||0||Bronze medal|
- Adams, Alan (June 2010). "Top prospects gun for no. 1". The Hockey News: 25. ISSN 0018-3016.
- Pates, Kevin (2010-05-16). "Forbort heading home, with eye on NHL draft". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "Derek Forbort draft card". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "Final Rankings Domestic Skaters". NHL Central Scouting. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- "Derek Forbort scouting report". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "2010 ISS Top 30". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Forbort has NHL in his sights". FOX 21 Duluth. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "Player Statistics by Team". Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- "Kings Sign Forbort". Retrieved 2013-04-05.
- Derek Forbort's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Derek Forbort's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick