With the No. 17 pick in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Nashville Predators selected defenseman Dante Fabbro of New Westminster, British Columbia.
Fabbro, who was named the 2015-16 CJHL Top Defenseman of the Year (due in part to notching 67 points in 45 games played) is committed to Boston University this fall, but the kid has mentioned admiring and “loving the Predators” organization prior to the draft; he also considers Shea Weber a positive role model (who is also a native of British Columbia).
On a more unique note, as pointed out by the Tennessean’s Adam Vingan, Fabbro’s sisters play soccer for Austin Peay State University. There’s your six degrees of
Kevin Bacon separation for you.
There’s no denying Nashville loves its defensemen (and excels at producing them) and Fabbro will continue that tradition when he is ready to step into the professional scene. Fabbro is Nashville’s only draft pick in the first round, but the second – seventh rounds will be tomorrow at 9AM CST on NHL Network.
Predators remaining draft picks:
No. 47 – Second Round
No. 76 & No. 78 – Third Round
No. 108 – Fourth Round
No. 138 – Fifth Round
No. 168 – Sixth Round
No. 198 – Seventh Round