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#4 Derek Forbort
Position: Defense
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 218
Year: Junior
Hometown: Duluth, Minn.
Previous Team: U.S. NTDP
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Forbort Videos
Derek Forbort
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 08/20/2011


2012-13 (Junior):
Played in all 42 games and achieved career highs in points (17) and goals (four) ... Two of his goals came on the power play, also a career-best ... Had two assists in UND's 6-0 win over Michigan Tech in Game 3 of their WCHA First Round Playoff series (March17) ... Had gone his previous seven games without a point ... Blocked six shots in that 3-game series ... Also had a pair of assists in a 3-0 win at #15 St. Cloud State (Nov. 9) ... Played in his 100th career game on Feb. 1 vs. Wisconsin ... Scored extra attacker, game-tying goal with 1:08 remaining in regulation in a 3-3 overtime tie against Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 27) ... Was a plus or even in 18 of his final 19 games of the season ... Led UND with a +2 rating in its 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado College in the WCHA Final Five quarterfinal (March 21) ... Recipient of UND's Marcus & Lynn Chorney Men's Hockey Scholarship Endowment ... Earned his third letter ... Signed with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings following the season and made his professional debut with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League ... Had one assist in six regular season games with Manchester ... Also appeared in four AHL playoff games with the Monarchs and did not register a point.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Named to All-WCHA Academic Team ... Was named to the WCHA Final Five All-Tournament Team after leading UND in scoring (5 points) and plus/minus (+6) ... Also blocked seven shots ... Reached the scoresheet in each of the three games ... Had two assists in 4-0 win over No. 9 Denver (March 17) in the championship game ... Had a goal and an assist in 6-3 semifinal win over No. 4 Minnesota (March 16) ... Set up the game-winning goal in 4-1 quarterfinal win over St. Cloud State (March 15) ... Had eight points (1g, 7a) and was a +8 in 15 games after the start of February ... Had five points and was a -7 in 20 games prior to February ... Scored his first career goal (PPG) in a 6-2 loss to No. 5 Boston College at the Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 8) ... Was a +4 with one assist in UND’s series at Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 10-11), his first games in his hometown of Duluth ... Played for the United States for the second straight year at the IIHF World Junior Championship ... Had two assists in three games before missing the final three games due to injury ...  Was ranked as the Los Angeles Kings’ No. 2 prospect (No. 64 in the NHL) in The Hockey News 2012 Future Watch … Recipient of UND’s Marcus and Lynn Chorney Men’s Hockey Scholarship Endowment … Earned second letter.

2010-11 (Freshman): Received UND’s Rookie of the Year award … Named to Athletics Director’s Fall Honor Roll ... Led all WCHA rookie defensemen with a plus-21 ... Led all UND freshmen with 15 assists, the most by a Sioux rookie blueliner since current Ottawa Senator Brian Lee had 23 in 2005-06 ... His 15 points ranked fourth among WCHA freshman defensemen ... Posted a plus-13 over his last 10 games ... Was a plus or even in 33 of his 37 games ... Assisted on all three goals, his first career points, in UND’s 3-1 win over No. 12 Alaska (Oct. 9) at the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage, just his second collegiate game ... Enjoyed five multi-assist games ... Earned first letter … Helped lead the United States to a bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y.

Before UND: Selected by Los Angeles in the first round (15th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Participated in 2010 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp in August ... Spent the previous two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program (USNTDP) ... In 65 games last season with the U.S. Under-18 Team, registered five goals and 23 assists ... Helped lead the U.S. to its second straight gold medal at the 2010 Under-18 World Championship in Belarus ... Was a plus-9 and had a pair of assists in seven tournament games ... Played prep hockey at Duluth East High School in 2008-09, collecting seven goals and 21 assists in 25 games ... Finished the 2008-09 season with the US Under-17 team and recorded one goal and five assists in nine games.

Personal: Son of Keith and Mary Forbort.

Forbort's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2010-11 38 0 15 15 13/26 0 0 0 +21
2011-12   35   2  11    13   14/28      1     0        0   +1
2012-13 42 4 13 17 13/22 2 0 0 +11
Totals 115 6 39 45 40/76 3 0 0 +33

Forbort's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2010-11 24 0 11 11 7/14 0 0 0 +15
2011-12   24   0   6     6   13/26     0     0      0    -1
2012-13 28 4 8 12 10/20 2 0 0 +8
Totals 76 4 25 29 30/60 2 0 0 +22