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Winnipeg Jets sign defenceman Derek Forbort to a one-year contract

Jets add to the left side of their defence.

The Jets are adding to the left side of their defence according to Darren Dreger who announced this morning the signing by Winnipeg of 6’4″ Derek Forbort to a one-year, one million dollar contract.  Update: The Jets have now confirmed the signing.

Derek Forbort

The Duluth, Minnesota product was drafted by the Kings in the 1st round (15th overall) back in 2010 and he has played 275 games in the NHL with the Kings and most recently with the Flames as he was traded at the trade deadline this past season.

For those curious about his metrics Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg has already done some preliminary digging:

It looks like the Jets are attempting to corner the market on players from Duluth, Minnesota. They now have:

Neal Pionk
Dylan Samberg
Dominic Toninato

And now Derek Forbort.

This in addition to all the other Minnesota born players in the Jets organization.

Another look at Forbort’s metrics: