Khan’s notebook: Fabbri reflects on re-signing with Detroit

Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri spoke with the media today after signing a 3-year, $12 million contract extension with the Red Wings, and, as MLive’s Ansar Khan notes, Fabbri is perfectly happy as a Detroit Red Wing:

“It’s such a great group and improving each and every year,” Fabbri, 25, said. “It’s fun to be a part of. The fans have been great. we’ve been feeding off what they’ve been feeling this year and we’re feeling the same way in the room. We’re just trying to get better every game and it’s fun to be with this group, working towards what we want to be in the near future.”

General manager Steve Yzerman acquired Fabbri from the St. Louis Blues for fourth-line center Jacob de La Rose on Nov. 6. 2019. The Red Wings needed offense and believed Fabbri, the 21st overall pick in 2014, could provide it with opportunity.

“I was excited. A fresh start here with some familiar faces (he played with Tyler Bertuzzi in juniors and knew Dylan Larkin),” Fabbri said. “Things got off to a good start and have been great ever since.”

Fabbri has 32 goals and 63 assists in 110 games with Detroit over parts of three seasons. He has played mostly at wing on the second line but can play center in a pinch or on the top line if needed.


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