Derek Forbort

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Derek Forbort
Born (1992-03-04) March 4, 1992 (age 23)
Duluth, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Los Angeles Kings
Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2010
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2013–present

Derek Forbort (born March 4, 1992) is an American NHL defenseman currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings.

Playing career[edit]

Forbort played his junior season of high school hockey for Duluth East High School in 2008–09, finishing with 28 points in 21 games,[1] and was named a regional All-Star. He was the all star player on his Duluth men's league team racking up over 79 points in eleven games.[2] 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.[3] 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.[2]

Forbort is highly regarded by scouts and is projected to become a two-way defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The NHL Central Scouting Bureau ranked Forbort as the ninth best North American skater for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft,[4] an improvement on his midterm ranking of 11th.[5] International Scouting Services named him tenth overall.[6] Expected to be a first round selection,[7] Forbort was taken 15th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.

Forbort played for the US national team at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, winning a bronze medal.[8]

On April 5, 2013, Derek Forbort signed a three-year entry level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[9]

On February 11, 2015 The Los Angeles Kings recalled defenseman Derek Forbort from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. Forbort wears number 84, becoming the first player in Kings history to wear that number..[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 USNTDP USHL 9 1 5 6 10
2009–10 USNTDP USHL 26 4 10 14 26
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
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 6 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 74 1 16 17 42 3 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 80 1 17 18 42 7 0 0 0 4
Medal record
Competitor for United States USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championshipss
Bronze medal – third place 2011 USA
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Belarus

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC18 1st 7 0 2 2 6
2011 United States WJC 3rd 6 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 13 0 2 2 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2012 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adams, Alan (June 2010). "Top prospects gun for no. 1". The Hockey News: 25. ISSN 0018-3016. 
  2. ^ a b Pates, Kevin (2010-05-16). "Forbort heading home, with eye on NHL draft". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Derek Forbort draft card". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Final Rankings Domestic Skaters" (PDF). NHL Central Scouting. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  5. ^ "Derek Forbort scouting report". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 ISS Top 30". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Forbort has NHL in his sights". FOX 21 Duluth. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  8. ^ "Player Statistics by Team" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  9. ^ "Kings Sign Forbort". Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  10. ^ "Kings recall defenseman Forbort from AHL". 
  11. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brayden Schenn
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Tanner Pearson