October 22nd, 2020

Winnipeg Jets sign defenceman Derek Forbort to one-year deal


By The Canadian Press on October 11, 2020.

Calgary Flames' Adam Ruzicka, left, and Derek Forbort skate during team practice in Calgary on July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets signed defenceman Derek Forbort on a one-year, US$1,000,000 contract on Sunday.

Forbort, 28, played 20 games for the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings last season and recorded one assist and four penalty minutes.

He made his playoff debut this year with Calgary, playing in 10 post-season games and registering a goal and an assist.

The Duluth, Minn., native has played 275 NHL games and posted 53 points (six goals, 47 assists) and 176 penalty minutes.

Forbort was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the first round (15th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 11, 2020.

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