Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees are excited to announce former Vees defenceman Dante Fabbro is one of 32 players who have received an invite to training camp for Team Canada at the World Under-20 Championships in Buffalo, New York.
Fabbro, from New Westminster, British Columbia, currently plays at Boston University for the Terriers where he has recored four goals and seven assists in 17 games. Last season Fabbro scored six goals and 12 assists in 38 games as a freshman.
Prior to his NCAA career, Fabbro played two season with the Vees from 2014-2016. As a rookie, Fabbro scored four goals and 33 points in 44 regular season games before racking up 15 points in 21 playoff games, helping the Vees to the 2015 Fred Page Cup championship.
He then helped the Vees advance to the Royal Bank Cup in Portage, Manitoba by scoring two goals and an assist in five games at the Western Canada Cup in Fort MacMurray, Alberta. After recording three assists in five RBC Cup games, he was named the events top defenceman.
That year he also represented Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC, scoring twice with an assist in five games during Team Canada Red’s fourth-place finish.
The following season Fabbro upped his offensive production from the Vees blueline, scoring 14 times to go along with 53 assists in just 45 games. He was awarded with the BCHL’s top defenceman for his efforts.
Fabbro threw on the Team Canada sweater twice in the 2015-16 season, taking home gold medals at both the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge.
He was then selected 17th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, and played for Team Canada at the World Under-20 Junior Championship in Montreal, taking home a silver medal after a shootout loss to the United States in the final.