Manchester Coach Adds More Notes on Forbort, Plus Trivia

Forbort Manchester Monarchs AHLYesterday, MayorsManor broke news that the Kings would officially be calling up 2010 first round draft pick Derek Forbort. As noted in Tuesday’s article, Forbort is the lone player remaining from the 30 guys selected in the first round of the 2010 Draft to make his NHL debut. However, even though he did practice in Los Angeles this morning, that doesn’t guarantee he will play actually for the Kings anytime soon. There have been plenty of Kings prospects who arrive from Manchester only to serve as healthy scratches for a few games and then return.

While nothing is confirmed on this front, barring six healthy defensemen – which the Kings should have, unless Robyn Regehr’s flu-like symptoms worsen – we are not expecting Forbort to play on Thursday vs. Calgary. That contest is extremely important, given where the Kings are sitting in the Western Conference standings. Thus, a debut vs. Washington on Saturday would seem more likely, probably as a sub for Brayden McNabb. We’ll have to see what Darryl Sutter thinks.

Late yesterday, a different coach, some 3,000 miles away, Manchester bench boss Mike Stothers told MayorsManor, “Derek’s best asset, besides his size, is his mobility and ability to defend. He is a very good skater for a bigger man.”

Then, when asked for one memory that stands out the most regarding Forbort, Stothers went with the his performance November 15th vs. Providence, where the second-year pro scored two goals. “One was a backhand from the high slot that was harder than some guys slap shots. I’ve never seen a better back hand than that,” said the Monarchs bench boss. [note: our original game report from that night, including analysis and video highlights can be read here].

In total, Forbort has played 46 games for Stothers and the Monarchs this season, recording 11 points (2 goals, 11 assists), a plus-15 rating, and 37 penalty minutes. Prior to being called up by the Kings, the 6-foot-4, 219 pound blueliner was tied for 10th in the AHL in plus-minus. In total, he has appeared in 126 career AHL games, and posted a plus-39 rating.

We also have a little more on our tweet from his morning:


The No. 84 was actually the last number to ever appear in a NHL game, lasting all the way until a 2009 appearance by Guillaume Latendresse of the Montreal Canadiens. Since then, five other players (Mikhail Grabovski, Corey Locke, Colton Sissons, Philip Varone, and Oscar Klefborm) have skated with the number on their jersey. Will Forbort be the next?

Until his debut date is made clear by Sutter, here are 10 tidbits you may not know about Forbort.

Instagram

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

FREE REPLAY: Hoven Talks Kings Roster Rumors and Pacific Playoff Picture

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis to discuss a myriad of Pacific Division topics, including – upcoming Kings roster moves, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick, Adrian Kempe, Paul LaDue, troubles with the Anaheim Ducks, a possible coaching replacement from the […]

FREE REPLAY: Tonge Talks Kings-Canucks Trade, Nic Dowd on TSN Radio

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of Andy Tonge on TSN 1040, where he broke down the Kings-Canucks trade – including a detailed look at Nic Dowd.
The segment can be heard using the player below or download any of our audio files for free on the MayorsManor iTunes page located here.

FREE REPLAY: Hoven Talks Doughty Contract, Blake as GM, and Quick’s Workload on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis to talk about Drew Doughty’s contract situation, Rob Blake as the LA Kings General Manager, Jonathan Quick’s workload this season, the return of Marian Gaborik, Adrian Kempe, the Vegas Golden Knights, and more.
The […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek […]