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Wings Sign Robby Fabbri To A Two-Year Contract Extension

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today signed forward Robby Fabbri to a two-year contract extension.

Fabbri, 24, was acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 6, 2019 in exchange for center Jacob de la Rose and logged 31 points (14-17-31) and 18 penalty minutes in 17:16 average ice time over 52 games for Detroit. He notched six multi-point games since the acquisition, including a two-goal game in his Red Wings debut on Nov. 8 to become the seventh player in franchise history to score twice in his team debut and the second over the last 34 years. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Fabbri has recorded 104 points (46-58-104) and 78 penalty minutes in 216 NHL games between St. Louis and Detroit since entering the league. Fabbri ranked seventh on the Blues in points as a rookie in 2015-16, accumulating 37 points (18-19-37) in 72 regular-season games and tying for the team lead in postseason scoring with 15 points (4-11-15) in 20 games during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Limited to 83 games over the next three seasons due to injury - including missing the entire 2017-18 campaign - Fabbri was a member of the Blues' 2019 Stanley Cup championship run, contributing six points (2-4-6) in 32 regular-season games and adding a goal over his 10 playoff appearances that spring.

Originally drafted by St. Louis in the first round (21st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Fabbri made the Blues' opening-night roster immediately 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, while adding 33 points (14-19-33) over 30 career OHL postseason games. His best OHL season came when he registered 87 points (45-42-87) in 58 games with Guelph in 2013-14, where he was a teammate of Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi on the eventual OHL-champion Storm. Fabbri captured the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as the most-valuable player in the 2014 OHL playoffs after totaling 28 points (13-15-28) in 16 games. Fabbri also owns two gold medals representing Team Canada by way of the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Robby Fabbri,
Center Born Jan 22 1996 -- Mississauga, ONT
Height 5.10 -- Weight 190 -- Shoots L
Selected by St. Louis Blues round 1 #21 overall 2014 NHL Entry Draft

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ilovehomers's avatar

Over/Under 3 mil. Vote now!

Posted by ilovehomers on 08/24/20 at 02:41 PM ET

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I’m guessing around $5.25 mil/total

Posted by godblender on 08/24/20 at 02:44 PM ET

Paul's avatar

$2.95M AAV per Custance.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/24/20 at 02:46 PM ET

Paul's avatar

via Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Red Wings have several remaining restricted agents, including Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi, Adam Erne, Christoffer Ehn, Dmytro Timashov, Madison Bowey and Brendan Perlini.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/24/20 at 03:03 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Interesting I was thinking closer to $2.5mln, and recall I was on the higher side of the sediment here, so…. Yzerman overpaid ?

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 08/24/20 at 04:27 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

nothing to complain about here. I rather overpay some then over extend the term length.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 08/24/20 at 04:43 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

Seems like management can pay more (yearly) for a shorter contract or less for a longer one.  Makes total sense to me.  I like the shorter contracts to “keep ‘em hungry” (looking at you, Abby), but like the longer contracts to keep stability for the stars on a team (which is hopefully what we see for Mantha later this summer).

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 08/24/20 at 05:09 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

A good signing and contract for Fabbri. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 08/24/20 at 05:43 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

The Red Wings have several remaining restricted agents, including Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi, Adam Erne, Christoffer Ehn, Dmytro Timashov, Madison Bowey and Brendan Perlini

Mantha, Bertuzzi = Yes resign !!

Dmytro Timashov = Not big enough sample size , so yes if reasonable contract.

Erne, Ehn , Bowey, Perlini = Thanks for you service, but no thank You !!

Posted by Down River Dan on 08/24/20 at 06:02 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Erne, Ehn , Bowey, Perlini = Thanks for you service, but no thank You !!

Posted by Down River Dan on 08/24/20 at 06:02 PM ET

Why would you give up on Ehn?  He’s a bit older at 24, but still only 2 years in the league, under team control, and more importantly, he’s a center.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 08/25/20 at 09:48 AM ET

Primis's avatar

This is a pretty solid deal for both Fabbri and DET.  Both get 2 more years to see where it goes, and DET seems to believe in him, which is maybe all the guy needed.

Posted by Primis on 08/26/20 at 01:35 PM ET

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