D Dante Fabbro
Dante Fabbro is one of surprisingly few Canadians who are ranked in the top-15 of this year’s draft rankings. He is a mobile two-way defenceman with elite skating and high offensive upside.
"Dante Fabbro is a dependable two-way defenseman with high offensive upside. He plays with poise and makes mature, high-percentage decisions under pressure. In his own end, he is proactive with both his body and stick, and does everything right to interrupt passing lanes and win back possession. With the puck on his stick, he is mobile at an elite level and can direct plays like a quarterback. He possesses a hard and accurate release on his shot, that he gets off quickly and on-net. All-in-all, a complete defenseman that plays a refined game at both ends of the ice. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)"
A native of New Westminster, British Columbia, Fabbro grew up playing hockey in Vancouver. He made his BCHL debut for the Langley Rivermen as a 16-year-old, before joining the Pentiction Vees in 2014. Through 77 career games for the Vipers, Fabbro has 14 goals and 81 points. He also has four goals and 11 points in 21 playoff contests.
Furthermore, Fabbro represented Team Canada at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2015 World Junior A Challenge, where he won gold with Team Canada West. Fabbro is committed to Boston University for the upcoming season.
Potential: Top-4 Defenceman
Draft Range: 10-20
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