• Competing in his first Under-18 World Championships in 2010, Forbort had a plus-nine rating and added two assists in seven games winning a gold medal with Team USA.
• A big defender, he made the jump to the U.S. National Team Development Program from Duluth East High School after his 2008-09 season. In 26 games played against USHL competition in 2009-10 he had 14 points (4-10--14). Overall he played 56 games with the U.S. Under-18 team recording 25 points (5-20--25).
• He has committed to the University of North Dakota for the fall of 2010.
• He got his start in hockey on the backyard rink at three years old and played his minor hockey in the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association.
• One of his most memorable hockey moments was winning the International Falls Tournament playing for the Glen Avon Squirt ‘A’ team and he credits his dad for having the most influence on his career because he coached him throughout minor hockey.
• His childhood hockey idol was Wendel Clark because of the way he could score goals and fight.
NHL Team: Minnesota North Stars NHL Player: Alexei Kovalev Shootout move: “Backhand cheese” Video Game: Pac-man Movie: Slap Shot TV Show: How I Met Your Mother Actor: Morgan Freeman Musician: Taylor Swift Website: facebook.com Book: Playing with Fire by Theo Fleury Pump-up song: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson Home cooked meal: Chicken Nachos Activity away from the rink: Volleyball
It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.
— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday