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Derek Forbort | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 219

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Derek Forbort is fighting for the final defenseman spot on the Kings in training camp.
The 23-year=old is battling Jamie McBain and Jeff Schultz and could be in tough if there are no injuries to the Kings blueline in camp as both McBain and Schultz are veterans. The former first round pick, fifteenth overall in 2010 has yet to establish himself in the NHL as he has not played in the show as of yet. Sep 26 - 4:33 AM

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Derek Forbort has been sent to the AHL Manchester Monarchs.

Forbort didn't end up making his NHL debut during his stint with Los Angeles. The Kings decision to demote Forbot comes after they acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera from Carolina.
Feb 27 - 3:31 PM

Derek Forbort and Andy Andreoff will be scratched against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Forbort still hasn't dressed for the Kings, despite being up with them for nearly two weeks now. Andreoff meanwhile has just a dozen games to his credit. Neither have any fantasy value at this time.
Feb 24 - 8:29 PM

Derek Forbort and Andy Andreoff will be scratched in Saturday's Stadium Series series match with the San Jose Sharks.

Forbort, a 22 year old defender, has yet to dress in the NHL. But he does have 26 assists, 29 points and 79 PIMs in 126 games with AHL Manchester since 2012. Andreoff meanwhile hasn't produced anything in his first dozen NHL games.
Feb 21 - 8:15 PM

Derek Forbort has been called up by the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings could use an extra defenseman given that Alec Martinez is dealing with concussion-like symptoms. That brought Los Angeles down to six healthy blueliners and put them in a position where Robyn Regehr was playing on Monday even though he was at less than 100% due to food poisoning. Forbort has two goals and 11 points in 46 AHL games in 2014-15.
Feb 11 - 12:26 PM

The Los Angeles Kings announced that they have sent four players to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.

The players sent down are goaltender Patrik Bartosak, defensemen Nick Ebert, Derek Forbort and Kevin Raine. None of these players were expected to carry any type of fantasy value this season. Forbort was the team’s first round pick in 2010, but has yet to play a game in the NHL.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Derek Forbort will take another crack at making the Kings' lineup this autumn as the 22 year-old defenseman hopes to thrive off of his successful rookie campaign in Manchester in 2013-14.

The giant 6'4, 218 pound blueliner is rock solid in his own zone and possesses excellent decision making abilities. He had 17 points in 74 games in his rookie AHL year, maintaining a +19 rating. The Duluth, Minn native is in tough making a Cup winning roster, but is likely to warrant a call-up at some point this season and could stick around if he impresses.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 07:21:00 PM

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

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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C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
LW1Milan Lucic
2Tanner Pearson
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
RW1Marian Gaborik
2Tyler Toffoli
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Christian Ehrhoff
5Brayden McNabb
6Matt Greene
7Jamie McBain
8Derek Forbort
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth