Breaking: Fabbri Traded to Detroit for De La Rose

Robby Fabbri (15 in blue) playing for the St. Louis Blues
Courtesy of Detroit Free Press

Overnight, a trade was announced which included former first round pick, Robby Fabbri, and former second round pick, Jacob De La Rose.

Fabbri has had a tough start to his short career. He’s been place on Injured Reserve (IR) six times in four playing seasons. Two of the times, he’s been placed on Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR). He has been limited to only 164 games played in the regular season, and 30 in the playoffs, winning the Stanley Cup with St. Louis in the 2018-19 season. His most productive season came in his rookie year, where he posted 18 goals and 19 assists, for 37 points in 72 games. He has only amassed 32 goals and 41 assists for 73 points. Fabbri could of had a bright future, but it has been stricken down with injuries. We’ll see if he can rebound with a new team.

Jacob De La Rose goes to the St. Louis Blues. Last season, he posted three goals, six assists, for nine points in 60 games. This season, he’s on track for career highs in goals, assists, and points. He has one goal and three assists in 16 games. De La Rose has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, and has 12 games of playoff experience. In those 12 games, he has failed to register a single point.


Both De La Rose and Fabbri make $900,000 and are Restricted Free Agents at the end of the season. Both of them project to be third liners. It will be interesting to see the season outcome of both players. How good will both of them play with their new team? Can Fabbri bounce back after an injury rattled start to his career?

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