Red Wings sign Robby Fabbri to 3-year, $12 million extension

The Red Wings announced a contract extension with Robby Fabbri tonight:


… Forward is Third in Red Wings Scoring Since Joining Organization …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed center Robby Fabbri to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of $4 million.

Fabbri, 25, is in his third season with the Red Wings and ranks among team leaders with eight goals (5th), six assists (T10th), 14 points (T7th), three power-play goals (T1st), 66 shots (2nd) and 16:59 average time on ice (4th among forwards). Fabbri joined the Red Wings on Nov. 6, 2019 when he was acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Jacob de la Rose. The seventh-year pro has totaled 63 points (32-31-63) and 46 penalty minutes in 110 games for Detroit, ranking third on the team in scoring since he was acquired behind only Dylan Larkin (86 points) and Filip Hronek (64 points), while tying for the team lead with nine power-play goals and racking up a team-best eight game-winning goals.  

Since making his NHL debut in 2015-16, Fabbri has skated in 274 NHL games between Detroit and St. Louis, logging 136 points (62-72-136) and 106 penalty minutes. He won a 2019 Stanley Cup championship with the Blues, working his way back from a pair of injuries that sidelined him for over a year, including the entire 2017-18 season, picking up six points (2-4-6) in 32 regular-season games and adding one goal in 10 postseason contests. Originally drafted by the Blues in the first round (21st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Fabbri initially broke into the league as a 19-year-old with a career-best 37 points (18-19-37) in 72 games before racking up 15 points (4-11-15) in 20 playoff games for St. Louis.  

A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Fabbri played three seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm from 2012-15, where he was teammates at various points with fellow Red Wings forwards Tyler Bertuzzi, Givani Smith and Pius Suter, prior to turning professional. Fabbri racked up 171 points (80-91-171) in 147 games with the Storm, while adding 33 points (14-19-33) over 30 career OHL postseason games. His most productive OHL campaign came when he registered 87 points (45-42-87) in 58 games with Guelph in 2013-14. 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 to help Guelph capture an OHL championship. 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.

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