Cade Fairchild

Eric Daoust




Cade Fairchild, D

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 190

Born: 1989-01-15

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

Drafted: 2007 by St. Louis Blues, 96th Overall







September 2014- Fairchild was not re-signed by the Coyotes, and on July 8, 2014, he agreed to a one-year deal with Russian club, Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the KHL. Keith Duggan


March 2014 – Fairchild has been traded to the Phoenix Coyotes. Looking at how difficult it was for highly-regarded offensive-minded prospect David Rundblad to rise through the ranks, this move does not bode well for Fairchild’s fantasy value. Eric Daoust


February 2014 – With 17 points in 27 games with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, Fairchild may have saved his NHL dreams. At this time he remains a depth option in St. Louis with a ton of NHL-level depth in the way but could be an injury call-up down the stretch or could even be trade bail like Mark Cundari a year ago. Eric Daoust



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September 2013 – Fairchild will start the 2013-14 season with Chicago of the AHL. Eric Daoust


August 2013 – Jay Bouwmeester just signed a five-year extension. With Alex Pietrangelo expected to sign a multi-year extension soon, the Blues will have seven defensemen signed to one-way deals for the next two years. Needless to say it will be very difficult for Fairchild to make his way up to the NHL during that span. Eric Daoust


July 2013 – Fairchild signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues. Eric Daoust


May 2013 – Fairchild took a major step backwards in 2012-13 with just eight points in 43 games in the AHL, missing a lot of action due to knee surgery. He has probably been passed on the depth chart by a few rearguards and is a restricted free agent this summer. He may be re-signed by the Blues but at 24 years of age he has to make some noise soon. Eric Daoust


June 2012 – Cade Fairchild just finished a strong campaign at the AHL level, posting 34 points in 68 games.  More importantly, he led the team by a wide margin with a plus-26 rating.  Although very undersized, he has good puck-moving skills and is also pretty good in his own end.  With Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk having their positions on the top power play unit locked up, there is no chance for Fairchild to get such an opportunity in St. Louis.  On the flip side, the Blues have an excellent young core that could give Fairchild a great environment to grow in a secondary role. He will not get immediate minutes in the NHL unless he is moved to another organization, so he will have to continue progressing at the AHL level before getting his chance. Eric Daoust



Fantasy Outlook: D-


With Fairchild off to the KHL, an NHL future seems unlikely.





Some AHL game highlights including a couple strong plays by Fairchild.




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