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**Former Bruins Defenseman Joins Vancouver Canucks**

Derek Forbort, a 32-year-old former defenseman for the Boston Bruins, has signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks worth $1.5 million AAV.

**Defender Derek Forbort’s Signing Marks a New Chapter**
After finishing a three-year, $9 million contract signed during the 2021 NHL offseason, Forbort faced injuries that impacted his standing on the Bruins’ roster. Although he played in only 35 games this season with modest performance, his size and physicality made him a desirable free agent.

Forbort struggled with injuries during the 2023–24 season, being placed on LTIR on December 7, 2023, and returning on January 20, 2024, against the Montreal Canadiens. Unfortunately, he was injured again on March 2 against the New York Islanders, leading to another LTIR placement.

Expected to miss the rest of the season due to surgery, Forbort made a surprising recovery and practiced regularly during the Bruins’ first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He returned in Game 1 of the next round against the Florida Panthers after the Bruins’ seven-game victory over the Leafs.

**Impact of Forbort’s Contract on His New Team**
Forbort has played for the Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, and Winnipeg Jets. At 6’4″ and 208 pounds, his physical presence is a significant asset, known for delivering powerful hits and reaching triple-digit figures in a full season. This quality has drawn attention from many teams during free agency.

If Forbort stays healthy, his presence will be valuable for the Canucks. The Boston organization wishes him success in his future endeavors.

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