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2014 NHL Draft Central

Nashville Predators Draft Targets – Robert Fabbri


Jun 21, 2014

2013-2014 Team: Guelph Storm (OHL)

2013-2014 Stats: 58gp, 45g, 42a (87pts)

Scouting Report Synopsis (via Elite Prospects):

“Fabbri is a below average sized buzz saw who works hard and has some of the best feet in the entire draft. He uses his speed and mobility to be shifty and elusive but is also willing to play physical. His hands are skilled, he shows some creativity on the ice and has a quick shot”

Why Nashville WOULD draft Robert Fabbri:

A native of Missisauga, Ontario, Fabbri was the third leading scorer for the Guelph Storm over the course of the regular season including top honors as the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 OHL playoffs with 13 goals and 15 assists in 16 games, centering Guelph’s top line through the year. A smaller than average center standing at 5’10” and 170 pounds, Fabbri’s versatility and quick feet provide him with the open ice he needs to deliver highlight-reel goals night in and night out.

Something to take away from his highlight film is his unbelievable hand-eye coordination that he uses to, of the many things he does, bat pucks into the net. Nashville needs a talented center to lead the way for the future. Easily one of the best skaters in the draft this year, Fabbri could be a franchise center and would go well with the new generation coming up the pipeline for the Predators.

Why Nashville WOULD NOT draft Robert Fabbri:

The only deterrent for Fabbri is his size. With the 11th pick in the draft, Nashville should easily have a shot at Fabbri, as his size could be the primary reason he’s fallen in the draft rankings. That being said, if his draft ranking is any indication, the Predators could find Fabbri available when it’s their time to choose.

Chance that Nashville drafts Robert Fabbri:

Solid. Fabbri is the second of three particular prospects that we here at The Predatorial feel that Nashville will select with their first round selection in the draft. Albeit undersized, Fabbri is a solid selection at center and could go a long way with the organization.

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images