The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan posted a notebook article regarding Robby Fabbri signing a 3-year, $12 million contract extension with the Red Wings yesterday evening:
In St. Louis, despite being a first-round pick in 2014 and being part of the 2019 Stanley Cup champion, Fabbri saw his playing time dwindle and his spot on the depth chart insecure after two major knee surgeries.
Coming to the Wings was an opportunity to spark his career.
“I was excited, a fresh start over here,” Fabbri said of his reaction to the trade, and immediate impact (he scored two power-play goals his first game). “There were some familiar faces (Fabbri was a junior teammate of Tyler Bertuzzi) and it was exciting. Things got off to a good start, and it’s been great ever since.
“Basically I was just trying to get my career on track and playing to the level I know I can play at.”
The progress the Wings have shown this season, along with the growing excitement around Little Caesars Arena fans, excites Fabbri.
“The fans have been great,” Fabbri said. “We’ve been feeding off what they’ve been feeling this year. We’re feeling the same way in the room. We’re just trying to get better and it’s fun to be with this group right now and working towards what we want to be in the future.”