Detroit Red Wings and forward Robby Fabbri agree to three-year extension

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As the Detroit Red Wings move forward with their 2021-22 season, they continue to get business done. This time it was a contract extension for Robby Fabbri, perhaps one of Steve Yzerman’s best moves since returning to Hockeytown as a general manager.

Back in Yzerman’s first season at the helm of the organization, he traded Jacob de La Rose to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Fabbri. It was a great deal for the Detroit Red Wings as they have benefitted immensely since picking up Fabbri.

It’s been a nice change of scenery for Fabbri since coming to Hockeytown. He picked up a two-year extension after his first year and is now in the second season of that deal. He was slated to be an unrestricted free agent beyond 2021-22 after his $2.95 million extension.

However, the Red Wings were able to lock him up with a three-year, $4 million deal, as was reported by the team’s Twitter account. A great deal for both sides that will keep one of their best players with them through the end of this rebuild.

Detroit Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri earns a three-year contract extension.

Throughout the 2021-22 season, Fabbri has logged 28 games where he has eight goals and six assists for 14 total points. Since joining the Red Wings, he’s been a bright spot for this offense and is someone the Red Wings have been able to rely upon.

He’s found ways to contribute and settled in nicely in his new home. Fabbri also joined the team’s powerplay and has used his abilities to help in that department. This year he has three goals and an assist on the team’s powerplay.

Since being acquired, it’s been great to have Fabbri in the Red Wings lineup night in and night out. Keeping him around for three more years is only going to help the Red Wings. They’re moving in the right direction, and knowing he can be a part of this team’s second line and powerplay is fantastic.

He’s soon to be 26 years old after the calendar turns to 2022 and will be locked up until the age of 29, when his contract comes to an end. It’s a quality move from the Red Wings and will allow things to be reassessed down the line.

It leaves room for Yzerman to bring back Fabbri again as a seasoned veteran down the line or part ways and keep the team in a younger direction. But, with the new contract, Fabbri will remain with the Red Wings for three more seasons.

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It’s a great deal for both sides, and one the Red Wings should be more than excited about.