J. D. Forrest

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J. D. Forrest
Born (1981-04-15) April 15, 1981 (age 35)
Auburn, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for SaiPa Lappeenranta
Ässät Pori
Albany River Rats
Florida Everblades
Worcester Sharks
Elmira Jackals
Kärpät Oulu
Jokerit Helsinki
Kloten Flyers
Malmö Redhawks
Augsburger Panther
NHL Draft 181st overall, 2000
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2004–2014

Justin David "J.D." Forrest (born April 15, 1981) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman and current Assistant Coach with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Forrest played four years with Boston College winning the NCAA Championship in 2001 whilst earning Hockey East All-Rookie honors. He was an ACHA Second-Team All-American in 2003 before graduating in 2004, serving as an alternate captain in both years. He then embarked on a lengthy professional career in Europe and North America with stints in Finland's Liiga, Switzerland's National League A as well as the American Hockey League. He retired in 2014 following two seasons with the Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany. [1]

Coaching career[edit]

Following his retirement, Forrest was an assistant coach with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program winning Gold at the Under-18 IIHF World Championships in 2015. He then coached the farm club of EC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria for one season, before he was named by the Pittsburgh Penguins on August 2nd, 2016 as an Assistant Coach with their affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2000–01
All-Hockey East Second Team 2002–03
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2002–03


  1. ^ "Elite Prospects - J.D. Forrest". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chris Taylor, J.D. Forrest Named WBS Penguins Assistant Coaches". The Official Web Site - Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 

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