2025 NHL Draft
2024 NHL Draft
2023 NHL Draft
Past Draft Pages
NHL Player Search

Looking for when a
player was drafted?
Previous NHL Drafts
Contacting myNHLdraft

Derek Forbort Profile

Derek Forbort
Ht/Wt: 6' 4"/200 lbs
Position: D
Team: USA U-18 NTDP

Derek Forbort's Player Profile

There may not be a player in the draft that has seen his stock increase as much as Forbort has over the past six months. The former Duluth East Greyhound is playing with a great deal of confidence, showing he belongs as a top 15 pick this June. Forbort takes advantage of his physical tools often using his long reach to take passing lanes way from opponents. Forbort plays hard nosed hockey in the corners and uses his strength to move opponents away from the slot area. Forbort is great at transitioning from offense to defense, using his speed and positioning to force players to the outside.

Forbort is very patient with the puck and anticipates the game well, he has a good shot which he keeps low allowing rebounds for his teammates. Forbort, a former Duluth East High School standout, is committed to play at the University of North Dakota next season.

Projection: If teams selecting near the top of the draft need a defensemen, Forbort could sneak into the top ten.
Submitted by: Michael Sonday of MNHockeyProspects.com

Would you like to write a player profile for any prospect that may be entering the 2010 NHL Draft? Email profiles of any player (even players not on our list) to our Webmaster. Credit will be given to the author of the profile.

Click here to return