J. D. Forrest
|J. D. Forrest|
April 15, 1981 |
Auburn, NY, USA
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||SaiPa Lappeenranta
Albany River Rats
|NHL Draft||181st overall, 2000
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.
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. 
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.
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2000–01|
|All-Hockey East Second Team||2002–03|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2002–03|
- "Elite Prospects - J.D. Forrest". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Chris Taylor, J.D. Forrest Named WBS Penguins Assistant Coaches". The Official Web Site - Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- J. D. Forrest's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- J. D. Forrest's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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