Young BC Native right-handed defenseman being shopped

Published December 15, 2022 at 3:01 PM

The Canucks are on the verge of a playoff spot, only a few points out. Is it time to go all-in, maybe hold back a bit, but never overlook the possibility to upgrade the team.

The Canucks acquired Ethan Bear and Lane Pederson recently, which has proven to be a home run so far. Bear is constantly getting better and taking minutes off of Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Tyler Myers. Pederson on the other side of things has been lighting it up in the AHL. They were both acquired at a fairly low cost.

The opportunity to buy low seems to be presenting itself again, as the Predators are currently looking for a trade partner for defenseman Dante Fabbro. He happens to be a right-handed shooter and a BC native. The 17th overall pick from the 2016 Draft class carries $2.4M AAV until the end of the current season and will be a restricted free agent afterward.

He's listed as 6'0'' and 190 pounds and according to his draft scouting reports, he'd be an excellent candidate to play alongside Quinn Hughes.

"Dante Fabbro is a dependable two-way defenseman with high offensive upside. He plays with poise and makes mature, high-percentage decisions under pressure. In his end, he is proactive with both his body and stick, and does everything right to interrupt passing lanes and win back possession.''

As a 24-year-old, Fabbro has yet to reach his full potential and this deal could potentially develop into a steal. He's been playing in the shadows of great defensemen (Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm, etc) since his career began. Perhaps a change would only do him a favor. So far this year he cumulated 5 points in 26 outings.

The Canucks need help on defense and he would be a cheap addition. Should Allvin pick up the phone on this one?

SOURCE: NHL Trade Rumors
December 15   |   716 answers
Young BC Native right-handed defenseman being shopped

Should Allvin pick up the phone on this one?

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