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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Derek Forbort

Tuesday, 06.15.2010 / 4:29 PM / 2010 NHL Draft
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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Derek Forbort
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DEREK FORBORT
#9 North American Skater
USA U-18, USHL
 
Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left
Height: 6'5 Weight: 198
Born: 3/4/92 Born In: Duluth, MN
   
THE SHINNY:
A huge defender, listed at 6'5, US-18 blueliner Derek Forbort is not afraid to get involved in the offensive zone as he registered 14 points (four goals) in 26 games against USHL competition..

Committed to the powerhouse North Dakota next season, Forbort had a fantastic Under-18 World Championships in 2010, finishing a plus-nine in the tournament as the US captured Gold.

NHL Central Scouting's Jack Barzee: “Derek Forbort has good top-end ability at both ends (of the ice). He's smart and skates so well, he's almost 6-5 and he's got everything there in front of him. It's just a matter of filling out and getting more experience. He's probably a top-two defenseman in the NHL if he reaches his potential."

US. Under-18 Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst: “Derek continues to improve every day. He is strong on both sides of the puck, but his offensive instincts are what really jump out.”
 QUICK HITS


NHL Team:
Minnesota North Stars
NHL Player: Alexei Kovalev
Shootout Move: "Backhand Cheese"
Movie: Slap Shot
Website: facebook.com
Book: Playing with Fire by Theo Fleury
Activity Away From The Rink: Volleyball


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Duluth East HIGH-MN 25 7 21 28 0
2008-09 USA U-17 USHL 9 1 5 6 10
2009-10 USA U-18 USHL 26 4 10 14 26

NEWS:
Forbort Fit Just Fine With USNTDP
(5.19.10) For Derek Forbort, jumping to the U.S. National Team Development Program from his Duluth, Minn., high school wasn't much different than being the new kid in school.

But rather than sit quietly on the sidelines, Forbort threw himself into the program and became a major piece of the team. And in the process earned accolades from scouts around the NHL.

The 6-foot-5, 198-pound defenseman is No. 9 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 0 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 1 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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