Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Derek Forbort, shown here
during the Kings’ 2013 Rookie Tournament.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography
EL SEGUNDO, CA — Given the odyssey that defenseman prospect Derek Forbort
had to endure just to get to Southern California after being recalled by the Los Angeles Kings
, he’s lucky to have made it here at all.
Forbort, who has played this season with the Kings’ current American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, was scheduled to leave Boston on February 9, but Mother Nature refused to cooperate.
“I was in Boston, sitting on the plane for about an hour and a half,” said Forbort. “We were on the runway, waiting for the snow to let up, and it never did, so I had to go back to Manchester for the day.”
“We get a blizzard every Monday,” added Forbort. “We literally have about, I think, like six or seven feet of snow. We get it by the foot every Monday, it seems like.”
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