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Derek Forbort (born March 4, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Derek Forbort
Born (1992-03-04) March 4, 1992 (age 25)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2010
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2013–present

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Playing careerEdit

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.[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 University of North Dakota for the 2010–11 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 had committed to play for the University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2010.[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.

On April 5, 2013, Derek Forbort signed a three-year entry level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[8]

In the 2014–15 season, on February 11, 2015, the Kings recalled Forbort from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was later returned to the Monarchs without playing a game for the Kings.[9] On October 19, 2017, Forbort signed a two-year contract extension with the Kings.[10]

International playEdit

Forbort played for the US national team at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, winning a bronze medal.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    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 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 0 15 15 26
2011–12 University of North Dakota WCHA 35 2 11 13 28
2012–13 University of North Dakota 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
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 67 4 11 15 52 19 0 6 6 12
2015–16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 14 1 1 2 17
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 40 2 8 10 40 13 0 2 2 0
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 2 16 18 54
NHL totals 96 3 17 20 71
Medal record
Representing   USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championshipss
  2011 USA
IIHF World U18 Championships
  2010 Belarus

InternationalEdit

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

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2012 [12]
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [13]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Kings Sign Forbort". Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  9. ^ "Kings recall defenseman Forbort from AHL". National Hockey League. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  10. ^ "LA Kings Sign Defensemen Derek Forbort to Two-Year Contract Extension". NHL.com. October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Player Statistics by Team" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  12. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  13. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 

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