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Derek Forbort
Born March 4 1992 (1992-03-04) (age 25),
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Los Angeles Kings
U. of North Dakota (WCHA)
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2010
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2010–present


Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championshipss
Bronze 2011 USA
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold 2010 Belarus

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.

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. He is the all star player on his duluth mens 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 adament 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]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffs
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA380151526
USHL totals 35 5 15 20 36
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM Team result
2010 United States WJC-U18 7 0 2 2 6 Gold medal
2011 United States WJC 6 0 0 0 0 Bronze medal
Junior totals 13 0 2 2 6


  1. 1.0 1.1 Adams, Alan (June 2010). "Top prospects gun for no. 1". ISSN 0018-3016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pates, Kevin (2010-05-16). Forbort heading home, with eye on NHL draft. Duluth News Tribune. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  3. Derek Forbort draft card. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  4. Final Rankings Domestic Skaters. NHL Central Scouting. Retrieved on 2010-04-07.
  5. Derek Forbort scouting report. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  6. 2010 ISS Top 30. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  7. Forbort has NHL in his sights. FOX 21 Duluth (2010-05-23). Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  8. Player Statistics by Team. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Brayden Schenn
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
Succeeded by
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