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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Derek Forbort

Tuesday, 06.15.2010 / 4:29 PM ET / 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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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