The Detroit Red Wings have made it abundantly clear how they feel about forward Robby Fabbri.
“He’s done a good job,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “I think Fabbs has played extremely hard all year. He’s done a good job with us in terms of how hard he’s played. I’ve been happy with Fabbs’ game through most of the year. He can score. There’s no doubt about it. He knows how to score.
“He’s played well. We’re gonna need him to continue to play well.”
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 14, 2021
That need will be lasting into the ensuing three seasons. Fabbri would’ve been eligible for unrestricted free agency at season’s end. However, he’s the latest player to buy into what the Wings are buillding. On Monday, the Red Wings made the announcement that they reached an agreement with Fabbri on a three-year contract extension that will pay him $12 million over the course of the deal.
Fabbri Carrying Hot Hand
Fabbri is carrying a hot hand around the net of late. He’s netted three goals in the past three games while playing on the top forward line in place of Tyler Bertuzzi (COVID-19). Fabbri shows five goals over his past eight games.
As Bertuzzi returns to action on Tuesday against the New York Islanders, Fabbri will slot back down into the second with Pius Suter and Vladislav Namestnikov.
🔥 Stay hot, Robby! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/EyfG2XYHkN
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 13, 2021
Three of Fabbri’s eight goals this season have come against the St. Louis Blues. That’s the team which traded him to the Wings in 2019. Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman dealt checking forward Jacob De La Rose to St. Louis on November 6, 2019.
A Stanley Cup champion with the Blues in 2018-19, Fabbri has scored 32 goals in 110 games with the Red Wings. The contract makes him the current Red Wings player with the longest term. Fabbri’s new pact is carrying him with the team through the 2024-25 season. The deal has an AAV of $4 million.