Detroit Red Wings extend Robby Fabbri contract for three years, $12 million

Detroit Free Press

The team announced Monday evening that Fabbri had been signed to a three-year deal with an average annual value of $12 million. Fabbri, who turns 26 in January, was in the last year of a deal making $2.95 million per season.

Fabbri came to the Wings on Nov. 6, 2019, in a trade with the St. Louis Blues, who drafted him at No. 21 in 2014. The trade only cost Jacob de la Rose, a forward who previous Wings general manager Ken Holland claimed off waivers in October 2018.

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Fabbri scored twice in his first game with the Wings, and steadily established he would be a good fit as a complementary piece in the rebuild. He has played in the top six and on the power play. Fabbri has eight goals and six assists in 28 games this season, and 32 goals and 31 assists in 110 games in a Wings uniform.

Fabbri had a good start to his career with the Blues, but when knee injuries sidelined him, he lost his spot to other players, and struggled to regain a foothold.

The Wings, then in the first year under Yzerman, were looking for offensive help, and Fabbri was a low-risk move that turned out to yield a good reward. With his new deal, Fabbri has the most term left on his contract among the Wings.

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