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A strong defender who plays with a physical edge.


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June 2023 – Fairbrother has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche. The rearguard missed the entirety of the 2022-23 campaign with a knee injury suffered in early October. The season prior, he managed just seven points in 25 games before an upper-body injury requiring surgery ended that season early as well. His 2019-20 WHL season was also ended early with an undisclosed injury, which is a clear theme in the 22-year-old’s career. He projects to be an AHL regular when healthy. He has 1 year remaining on his current contract and is unlikely to see NHL time before then so do not draft outside of the deepest leagues which count peripheral stats such as PIM and hits. Hayden Soboleski

March 2021 – Fairbrother had one assist in a three-game stint in the AHL before being sent down to the WHL. There he will be playing a leadership role as he was recently named a co-captain for the Everett Silvertips.  He did not look out of place in those AHL games as he looked poised with the puck and was solid defensively. Playing in junior will give him more of an opportunity to play big minutes and work on the offensive side of the game. Fairbrother signed his entry-level contract with the Canadiens which means that the club liked what they saw from the 20-year-old in his three pro games. Pablo Ruiz


January 2020 – With the WHL still on hold Fairbrother got invited to the Laval Rocket training camp. He started this season in the BCHL, but the AHL will provide for a more appropriate challenge given his size and strength. Pablo Ruiz


March 2020 – Fairbrother only played 37 games this season but showed some improvements offensively putting up 25 points. His strengths come away from the puck, he is solid defensively and is not afraid to throw a hit or drop the gloves. His play with the puck needs more fine tuning, in particular his playmaking and overall confidence while carrying the puck. He is expected to return to Everett next season as a 20-year-old. Pablo Ruiz

Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 30, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 204 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 77


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Burnaby Winter Club BruinsQC Int PW3 0 00 0|        
 2012-2013 Burnaby Winter Club BruinsQC Int PW4 1 23 2|        
 2014-2015 BCMML PenguinsBC U16 Cup- - -- -|        
  Burnaby Winter Club U15 A1PCBHL- - -- -|        
 2015-2016 Burnaby Winter Club U16 PrepCSSHL U1635 5 1318 32|Playoffs4 0 44
  Burnaby Winter Club U18 PrepCSSHL U185 0 33 4|Playoffs1 0 22
  Everett SilvertipsWHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs3 0 00
 2016-2017 Vancouver NW Hawks U18 AAABCEHL U1836 3 1720 -|Playoffs5 3 25
  Everett SilvertipsWHL3 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Everett SilvertipsWHL33 2 35 30|Playoffs22 1 34 10 
 2018-2019 Everett SilvertipsWHL64 10 2636 83|Playoffs10 0 44
 2019-2020 Everett SilvertipsWHL37 5 2025 38|        
 2020-2021 Everett SilvertipsWHL23 1 1617 22|        
  Laval RocketAHL3 0 11 0|        
 2021-2022 Laval RocketAHL25 1 67 46|Playoffs3 0 00
 2022-2023 Laval RocketAHL0 0 00 0|        
 2023-2024 Colorado EaglesAHL1 0 00 0|        
  Utah GrizzliesECHL8 1 23 2|