The Boston Bruins have signed Free Agent Derek Forbort to a 3 year $3 million AAV deal, according to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff Hockey.
Hearing Derek Forbort has agreed to join the #NHLBruins on a three-year deal.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 28, 2021
Forbort played for the Winnipeg Jets last season. He tallied up two goals and 12 points last season while carrying a plus 1 rating in 56 games last year. He also registered 80 hits.
Adding the 6-foot-4, 219-pound defenseman is a need for the Bruins, but is it the right defenseman they are looking for? Boston needed to be aggressive in the defensemen market this offseason. Sure Forbort is a fine replacement for Jeremy Lauzon, but they still need to go after a physical player to replace Kevan Miller.
Forbort eats up ice time, averaging 20:45 last season for Winnipeg and over his five-year career averages 19:55.
Forbort is a decent top-4 option for the black and gold, but don’t be surprised if Don Sweeney goes after a bruiser after losing many big bodies this off-season.
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