Fabbro named BCHL Top Defenseman

Aaron Vickers2016 Draft Center

Dante Fabbro of the Penticton Vees has been named the BCHL’s Top Defenseman.

Fabbro, 14th overall in Future Considerations’ February ranking for the 2016 NHL Draft, is first among defensemen in scoring with 49 assists and 63 points, despite being limited to 43 games.

“Fabbro is an extremely intelligent and poised defenseman that is as good as anyone at moving the puck from zone to zone,” Future Considerations’ Western head scout Zenon Herasymiuk said. “His smarts and puck moving ability are complimented by great skating ability which allows Fabbro to maneuver the ice fluidly. He has a hard shot, and recognizes open passing lanes with at an elite level. His offensive proficiency doesn’t come at the expense of play in his own zone though, he is really good at keeping attackers to the outside and using his stick to disrupt the cycle. Fabbro’s award as top defenseman is a reflection of the hard work and consistently excellent performance he has displayed over the past year with the Vees.”

He had three assists in four games to help Canada West to gold at the World Junior A Challenge in December.

The 17-year-old has committed to Boston University for the 2016-17 season.