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RED WINGS ACQUIRE ROBBY FABBRI FROM BLUES

RED WINGS ACQUIRE ROBBY FABBRI FROM BLUES

RED WINGS ACQUIRE ROBBY FABBRI FROM BLUES

The Detroit Red Wings have acquired center Robby Fabbri from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Jacob de la Rose.

Fabbri, 23, has appeared in 164 NHL games, all with St. Louis, since 2015-16, notching 73 points (32-41-73) and 60 penalty minutes. In 2019-20, Fabbri has skated in nine games, posting one point (1-0-1), two penalty minutes and seven shots on goal in 9:42 average time on ice. A 5-foot-10, 190-pound forward, Fabbri ranked seventh on the Blues in points in 2015-16, totaling 37 points (18-19-37) in 72 regular-season games as a rookie and tied for the team lead in postseason scoring with 15 points (4-11-15) in 20 games during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He was limited to just 83 games played over the next three seasons, including missing the entire 2017-18 campaign due to knee injuries. Fabbri was a member of the Blues’ 2019 Stanley Cup championship run, chipping in six points (2-4-6) in 32-regular season games and one point (1-0-1) in 10 playoff games after returning to the lineup on Nov. 1, 2018 vs. Vegas in what was his first game since Feb. 4, 2017.

Originally drafted by St. Louis in the first round (21st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Fabbri jumped straight to the NHL after his final season of major junior hockey, where he racked up 171 points (80-91-171) in 147 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm from 2012-15, in addition to 33 points (14-19-33) in 30 postseason games. Fabbri posted a junior career-high 87 points (45-42-87) in 58 games with Guelph in 2013-14, where he was a teammate of Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi on the eventual OHL-champion Storm. Fabbri won the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as the most-valuable player in the playoffs after notching 28 points (13-15-28) in 16 games en route to capturing the OHL’s J. Ross Robertson Cup as league champions. The Mississauga, Ontario, native owns two gold medals from international play with Canada from the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (0-1-1 in five games) and 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship (2-4-6 in five games).

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