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Fantasy Summary

A strong defender who plays with a physical edge.


Observations

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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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 30, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 77

Stats

 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 PenguinsU16 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|