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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 72 13 34 8 47
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 74 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 70 13 26 -3 39
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 74 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 65 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 64 14 17 -2 31
B. Campbell 75 3 21 2 24
B. Pirri 42 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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