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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Derek Forbort

Tuesday, 06.15.2010 / 4:29 PM / 2010 NHL Draft
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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.
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 20 8 4 5 12
J. Jokinen 20 2 10 4 12
A. Ekblad 20 2 9 1 11
J. Hayes 13 4 5 3 9
B. Boyes 20 4 5 1 9
J. Huberdeau 17 2 6 3 8
S. Upshall 17 3 4 -1 7
B. Campbell 20 1 6 -3 7
V. Trocheck 11 1 5 4 6
D. Kulikov 16 0 6 1 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 1 1 1 .926 1.99
R. Luongo 7 5 5 .927 2.33
 
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