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On the first night of the 2010 NHL Draft, the Los Angeles Kings bucked expectations (well, at least my expectations) and traded up with Florida to snag Derek Forbort, a 6-foot-4 defenseman from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

And for all the stories about the players coming out of Southern California (Emerson Etem and Beau Bennett), Dean Lombardi decided to grab what many draftniks say was the "best player available."

According to his official draft card, Forbort has committed to the University of North Dakota for next season, and the Kings should be able to let him simmer for a few seasons. He's projected by scouts as being a two-way defenseman.

But don't take my word for it...

The Hockey News tweeted: "L.A. trades 19th, 59th picks t ...

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