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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Dante Fabbro

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: June 20, 1998
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 189 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Penticton, BCHL

Scouting Report

"He is a strong positional player with a very good read and react game. He's always in a good position to break up the play and he can force opponents to the outside. He's very agile and can advance the puck efficiently, can get his shot on net. I like the fact he plays a smart, patient game and gets it done in all situations." - Dan Marr, NHL Director of Central Scouting

"Fabbro has unreal puck possession making him a unique puck rusher/mover who looks out for the entire shift’s best interests, not just his own highlights. In fact, he can delay so well with the puck it’s almost as if he sometimes doesn’t have any interest in generating his own quality chance off of an entry. He can play physical, but doesn’t need to because he steals pucks off sticks one-on-one in daylight with ease. Passes are on tape, shots are through traffic, and decisions are the best ones available." - Anthony Mauro, DraftBuzz Hockey

Profile

  • Drafted 8th overall by Seattle Thunderbirds in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and then 129th overall by Bloomington Thunder in the 2014 USHL Futures Draft.
  • Won gold medals with Canada in 2015-16 at the Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the U-18 WJC.
  • Lead Penticton is scoring by a defenseman last season with 67 points (14 goals, 53 assists) in 45 games.
  • Committed to Boston University for next season.

Penticton's Jost, Fabbro not vying for draft position

"It's definitely a unique experience for both of us. I think either of us would be happier if either of us went higher. It goes both ways. He's been one of my best buddies these last few years here and living with him. He's always been there along the way. I'll be happy for him if he goes higher. Right now, me and him are pretty set on focusing on this year right now and bringing home some championships." - Dante Fabbro

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