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Derek Forbort | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 198
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The Los Angeles Kings have cut Derek Forbort from their training camp roster.
Forbort is projected to start the campaign in AHL Manchester. He had four goals and 17 points in 42 games with the University of North Dakota last season. Thu, Sep 26, 2013 09:50:00 AM

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Defenseman Derek Forbort stood out Friday at the Kings’ rookie camp scrimmage in El Segundo for many reasons.

He was noticeable primarily because of his increased size and his assurance on the ice, positive developments for a team that will rely on the depth of its defense to compensate for losing Rob Scuderi to free agency. But Forbort also drew notice up close because of the ugly redness in his right eye, the result of being hit in the face by a puck about a month ago back home in Duluth, Minn. He was off the ice for about a week but said the eye is now fine, aside from the lingering red color. "I should have had a visor on," he said, almost embarrassed. Forbort’s new physique is a bonus for the Kings, who regarded him as a tall, skinny project when they chose him 15th overall in the 2010 entry draft. He’s not skinny any more, carrying 218 pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame. Forbort, 21, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings in April.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 10:59:00 AM

The Kings signed Derek Forbort to a three-year entry level deal.

The rearguard, who was the team's first-round pick in 2010, had been playing collegiately with North Dakota, and he had 17 points in 42 games this year.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Derek Forbort, the Los Angeles Kings first round pick, 15th overall in the 2010 Entry Draft, was one of 40 players named to the USA's junior development team.

This is the first step in naming the squad for the World Under-20 tournament at Christmas, a team that Forbort played for last season as he and the States won a bronze medal in Buffalo. Forbort has great physical skills and has plenty of upside at this time. He is still more than a few years away from cracking the Kings blueline.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 08:37:00 AM

The Los Angeles Kings selected Derek Forbort with the 15th overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Kings acquired this pick, which the Panthers had previously obtained from the Bruins in the Nathan Horton deal earlier this week, from Florida in exchange for the 19th and 59th overall picks in the draft. By selecting Forbort, the Kings get the player deemed to have the greatest upside of any of the rearguards playing with the U.S. Under-18 team a year ago. While his game is somewhat raw, his physical skills are certainly not in doubt. Given that they made a trade to move up and select him, the Kings are very happy to add Forbort to their already-impressive group of young defensemen.
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 09:15:00 PM

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