Derek Forbort
Derek Forbort 2016.jpg
Born March 4 1992 (1992-03-04) (age 28),
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
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

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).

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 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.[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]

On April 5, 2013, Derek Forbort signed a three-year entry level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[9]

In the 2014–15 season, on February 11, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings recalled Forbort from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. He was later returned to the Monarchs without featuring in a game for the Kings.[10]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11University of North Dakota WCHA380151526
2011–12University of North DakotaWCHA352111328
2012–13University of North DakotaWCHA414121626
2012–13Manchester Monarchs AHL6011040004
2013–14Manchester MonarchsAHL74116174230000
2014–15Manchester MonarchsAHL6741115521906612
2015–16Los Angeles KingsNHL1411217
2015–16Ontario ReignAHL40281040130220
2016-17Los Angeles KingsNHL822161854
NHL totals 96 3 17 20 71
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


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

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2012 [11]
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [12]


  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. 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.
  9. Kings Sign Forbort. Retrieved on 2013-04-05.
  10. Kings recall defenseman Forbort from AHL. National Hockey League (2015-02-11). Retrieved on 2015-02-11.
  11. "WCHA Tourney History", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-26. 
  12. "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League (2015-06-19). Retrieved on 2015-06-19.

External linksEdit

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