Dante Fabbro

Nashville Predators
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Fantasy Summary

An NHL-ready defenseman, Fabbro could jump to the NHL as early as next season if he wanted. Offensive upside in the NHL remains to be seen, but he is likely to be at least a second pairing defenseman for the Predators.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.3
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 20, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 17

Observations

May 2019 – Fabbro looked comfortable in his ten total regular season and playoffs NHL games. The defenseman was impressive in limited ice time with the Predators and looks to be penciled into the Preds’ opening lineup for 2019-2020. Fabbro currently has one goal in three World Championship games and is a plus five. Matt Somma

 

March 2019 – Fabbro has signed an entry-level contract with the Predators after a 33 point junior campaign with Boston University. The Predators’ 2016 first round pick set career highs with 26 assists and 33 points on a middle of the road team. Fabbro will turn pro immediately this season and will burn a year of his three year contract if he plays one AHL or NHL game. He will likely start his career in the NHL. Matt Somma

 

February 2019 – Fabbro has had a great season with a resurgent Boston University team, coming close to a career high in both assists and points. The 2016 first round pick also represented Canada at the Spengler Cup, finishing with three points in four games. Fabbro has made it clear that he would like to turn pro once his season is finished. He could be an excellent addition to the Predators’ blue line in time for the playoffs. Matt Somma

December 2018 – Fabbro has been a bright spot in what has been an otherwise disappointing season for the Boston University Terriers. The 17th overall pick in 2016 has 13 points in 15 games this season and is on pace to set a career high in assists. Fabbro is close to being NHL ready, so be on the lookout for him to sign an NHL contract when his season ends. Matt Somma

March 2018 – Dante Fabbro is beginning to flash that offensive upside that made him such an attractive prospect. Fabbro has put up nine goals and 26 points in 32 games for the NCAA’s Boston University. He leads all BU defenseman in goals, assists, points, and shots. Coupled with his plus-6 rating and 22 penalty minutes, Fabbro is having a strong sophomore season in Boston. Fabbro is a dependable, two-way defenseman. He is smart, poised, and can move the puck quickly while under pressure. Now that his offensive game has emerged, Fabbro has re-established himself as an elite defensive prospect for the Nashville Predators. Playing on BU’s first defense pairing with Brandon Hickey, Fabbro will have continued opportunity to improve his numbers. Tyler Halsey

January 2017 – Fabbro is playing his first season with Boston University in the NCAA. In 18 games, he has three goals and five assists to go along with a plus-7 rating. He was an important part of the Canadian WJC team that won silver, this year. The New Westminster native is a dependable two-way defenseman with an offensive upside. He doesn’t panic under pressure, he controls the play and transitions the puck quickly. In the offensive zone, he can force his will on defenders. His shot is fast, accurate and almost every time he gets the puck to the net. Add elite skating to that and you’ve got yourself a complete package. Niko Salminen

June 2016 – No NHL team loves high-end blueliners more than Nashville, which the Predators proved again by taking this offensive defenseman in the first round. Mark Allan

March 2016 – Dante Fabbro is a gifted offensive defenseman who has shown to be capable of dominating puck possession in his two seasons with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. Fabbro combines agile skating, lateral mobility, and near elite speed when evading defenders as he rushes the puck up ice into the attacking zone. Deadly efficient on the powerplay, Dante is best when he has the puck on his stick as he can spot team mates with breakout passes and release a strong, accurate point shot from the blue line. Though tabbed as an offensive d-man, Fabbro is also effective in the defensive zone as he is extremely effective in puck retrieval, even under pressure, and is strong in transition. Fabbro is committed to attending Boston University in the NCAA next season. Aynsley Scott


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Burnaby Winter Club Peewee QC Int PW 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2011-2012 Burnaby Winter Club Bntm A1-T1 PCBHL - - - - - |          
  Burnaby Winter Club Bntm A1-T1 John Reid Bantam 6 3 2 5 4 |          
 2012-2013 Burnaby Winter Club Bntm A1-T1 PCBHL 58 25 53 78 48 |          
  Burnaby Winter Club Bntm A1-T1 John Reid Bantam 5 2 2 4 6 |          
  BCMML Avalanche U16 Cup 4 0 2 2 2 |          
 2013-2014 Team British Columbia WCCC-16 4 1 4 5 0 |          
  Vancouver NW Hawks BCMML 38 22 39 61 44 | Playoffs 6 2 8 10 12 
  Langley Rivermen BCHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 Penticton Vees BCHL 44 4 29 33 16 | Playoffs 21 4 11 15 10 
  Penticton Vees Western Canada Cup 5 2 1 3 2 |          
  Penticton Vees RBC Cup 5 0 3 3 6 |          
  Team Red U17-Dev 3 0 3 3 2 |          
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 1 2 3 0 |          
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 5 2 1 3 0 |          
 2015-2016 Penticton Vees BCHL 45 14 53 67 30 | Playoffs 11 0 8 8
  Team Red U18-Dev 3 1 1 2 0 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 0 3 3 4 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 0 8 8 16 |          
 2016-2017 Boston Univ. NCAA 36 6 12 18 16 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 9 20 29 22 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 7 26 33 39 |          
  Team Canada Spengler Cup 4 2 1 3 0 |          
  Nashville Predators NHL 4 1 0 1 0 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1
  Canada WC 9 1 2 3 0 |          
 2019-2020 Nashville Predators NHL - - - - - |          

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