The Los Angeles Kings have moved up four sport to take Derek Forbort with the 15th overall selection. Forbort was a key defender with the USA Under 18 team with two assists and a +9 rating in seven games as the Americans won gold.
Western College Hockey has been on top of the traveling team players all season and had this to say about Forbort
Forbort's style of play is a little hard to describe because he can do a little bit of everything. He's got great size and can play a tough defensive game, but also has the offensive abilities to put up his fair share of points. He's not the type of defensemen that is going to make end-to-end rushes deep into the offensive zone, or quarterback a powerplay, but could be a nice #2 defenseman on a top powerplay unit. What really separates Forbort is his tremendous athleticism, lateral movement, and ability to read plays.
The Kings have a few years with Forbort as he is starting at North Dakota next season.
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