LA Kings defenseman prospect Derek Forbort
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Although he isn’t lighting up the league, Los Angeles Kings
defenseman Derek Forbort
has exceeded expectations to this point in the 2016-17 National Hockey League
The 24-year-old, 6-4, 216-pound native of Duluth, Minnesota has surprised many with one goal and eight assists for nine points, a +4 plus/minus rating and 34 penalty minutes in 28 games this season—numbers not expected from the stay-at-home defenseman who came into the season with low expectations.
Forbort, who was selected by the Kings in the first round (15th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been seeing more ice time since defenseman Brayden McNabb suffered an upper body injury on October 29 at St. Louis, and so far, he has shown some improvement, even though, as it often happens with young players, he has his share of good and bad moments.
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