Dante Fabbro (born June 20, 1998) is a Canadian ice hockey player for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the first round, 17th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Predators.[1]

Dante Fabbro
Born (1998-06-20) June 20, 1998 (age 21)
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Nashville Predators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2016
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2019–present

Playing careerEdit

Fabbro was originally drafted by the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, but decided to play with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL to retain his NCAA eligibility. During the 2015–16 BCHL season, Fabbro was named an alternate captain[2] and ended the season being named the Best Defenseman in the league.[3] He committed to play for Boston University for the 2016–17 season[4] before being drafted 17th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. During his sophomore season, Fabbro was selected for the Hockey East Second All-Star Team after coming in second among Hockey East defensemen in points.[5][6]

On March 27, 2019, Fabbro signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators.[7]

International playEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Canada
World Championships
  2019 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
  2018 USA
  2017 Canada

Fabbro made his first World Juniors appearance when he was selected to represent Canada at the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[8] The following year, Fabbro was selected as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships,[9] where he helped guide them to a gold medal.

On April 29, 2019, following his first playoff experience with the Predators, Fabbro was named to the Team Canada roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship held in Slovakia.[10] Fabbro helped Canada progress through to the playoff rounds before losing the final to Finland to finish with the Silver Medal on May 26, 2019.[11] He finished the tournament posting 1 goal and 3 points from the blueline in 9 games.

Personal lifeEdit

Fabbro is the youngest of three children born to Tina and Steve Fabbro.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Langley Rivermen BCHL 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Penticton Vees BCHL 44 4 29 33 16 21 4 11 15 10
2015–16 Penticton Vees BCHL 45 14 53 67 30 11 0 8 8 2
2016–17 Boston University HE 36 6 12 18 16
2017–18 Boston University HE 38 9 20 29 22
2018–19 Boston University HE 38 7 26 33 39
2018–19 Nashville Predators NHL 4 1 0 1 0 6 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 4 1 0 1 0 6 0 1 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada Red U17 6th 5 2 1 3 0
2015 Canada IH18   4 0 0 0 0
2016 Canada WJC18 4th 7 0 8 8 16
2017 Canada WJC   7 0 1 1 0
2018 Canada WJC   7 0 0 0 0
2019 Canada WC   9 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 30 2 10 12 16
Senior totals 9 1 2 3 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year Ref
BCHL
All-Rookie Team 2015
RBC Cup Top Defenceman 2015
First All-Star Team 2016
Top Defenceman 2016
CJHL Western All-Star Team 2016
CJHL Top Defenceman 2016
College
HE Second All-Star Team 2018, 2019 [6]
New England D1 All-Stars 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Predators pick Dante Fabbro in first round of NHL draft". The Tennessean. June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "VEES NAME JOST, FABBRO CAPTAINS FOR 2015-16 SEASON". pentictonvees.com. June 8, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "DANTE FABBRO". goterriers.com. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "FABBRO COMMITS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY". pentictonvees.com. October 13, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Six Terriers Earn Hockey East Year-End Honors". goterriers.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Hockey East announces All-Star Teams, All-Rookie Team, seven individual awards". uscho.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Predators Sign Dante Fabbro to Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract". NHL.com. March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  8. ^ Britten, Liam (December 25, 2016). "Meet the B.C. players in the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship". cbc.ca. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Dillon Dube named captain for Team Canada at World Juniors". sportsnet.ca. December 23, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "Hockey Canada names 22 players to 2019 IIHF World Championship roster". Hockey Canada. April 29, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Finland defeats Canada for Gold Medal at World Championship". The Sports Network. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "FABBRO FAMILY ENJOYING TIME TOGETHER". pentictonvees.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2018.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kevin Fiala
Nashville Predators first round draft pick
2016
Succeeded by
Eeli Tolvanen