Los Angeles Kings‘ former 1st round pick in the 2010 draft (#15 overall), 3rd year defenseman Derek Forbort(7) managed to make the NHL opening night roster but it took him three straight team losses out of the gate to crack the lineup.
The parent club has to be happy about inserting him as they’ve now won two straight.
The big 6’4″ 212 lbs. blue liner skated an average of 18 shifts for 10 minutes of ice time, 2 shots on net, 2 minutes in penalties, 2 giveaways, 1 breakup and a 0 rating.
Last season he put in a career high 4 goals with affiliate Manchester Monarchs on their way to winning the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Championship and also received his first recall for a couple of weeks before being sent back.
Still only 23 and in the final season of his entry level deal, he can be sent down to new farm club Ontario Reign without having to clear waivers but if the team continues to score wins it’s a good bet he’ll stay put.