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Derek Forbort

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Los Angeles Kings

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 219   DOB: 3/4/1992   BORN: Duluth, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #15 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract


Derek Forbort Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Kings in April 2013.

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Forbort was reassigned to AHL Manchester on Friday,'s Curtis Zupke reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2014-15 22 AHL MAN 67 4 11 15 23 52 0 1

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Derek Forbort: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Forbort will be officially recalled from AHL Manchester on Wednesday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Forbort returned to action Friday for the first time since leaving the World Junior Championship tournament with a lower body injury.

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Forbert was selected by the Kings with the 15th pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Kings traded two picks to move up four spots to select him.

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Forbort was drafted as a two-way defensemen with some offensive upside, but that hasn't really materialized in three seasons at the University of North Dakota. He has the size (6-4, 218) to log heavy minutes, but needs to improve his offensive game to be much of a fantasy factor. He'll head to the AHL if he opts to forego his last season at North Dakota.


Forbort, the 15th overall pick in the 2010 Entry Draft, hasn't taken the step forward that many were envisioning from the 6-5, smooth-skating defenseman. He's still just 20 years old, but needs to start showing some signs of improvement. He did seem to elevate his game after suffering a foot injury at the 2012 World Junior Championship tournament, picking up nine points in his last 17 games. Hope remains.


Forbort's a smooth-skating defenseman, though it hasn't translated into an offensive game yet. The 15th overall selection in the 2010 entry draft posted 15 assists (no goals) in 38 games for North Dakota and he'll look to continue to refine his game before making the next jump.


The Kings had to be thrilled when Forbort slipped in the draft as they moved up two spots to grab him with the 15th overall pick. He skates well for someone his size (6'4") but doesn't really project as a standout at either end of the rink. He'll be a nice second pair defenseman once he matures but will need a few years before he's a candidate to skate with the Kings.