NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Derek Forbort

May 16th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »

Due to a gold-medal performance at the World Junior Championships and a silver-medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the United States has shown that they are still churning out young players as much as ever, if not more.

Defenseman Derek Forbort of US National Team Developmental Program, who has shown that he is ready to step up as an NHL defenseman and become an elite player in the league, is another one of those American players. With 14 points and a plus-12 rating in 26 games this year, Forbort has become a reliable defenseman for the United States Hockey League.

"Forbort has good top-end ability at both ends," one scout said in an NHL.com interview. "He's smart and skates so well, he's almost 6'5" and he's got everything there in front of him. It's just a matter of filling out and getting more experience and playing. He's probably a top-two defenseman in the NHL if he reaches his potential."

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