Predators Rumors: Team Could Look To Move Former 1st-Round Pick At Trade Deadline

In the upcoming NHL season, the Nashville Predators are facing decisions regarding defenseman Dante Fabbro.

Despite signing Fabbro to a one-year deal, the team remains open to the possibility of a trade should he not align well with their plans under new head coach Andrew Brunette.

This strategic approach is influenced by Fabbro's upcoming $2.5 million qualifying offer in the subsequent offseason; if he falls short of expectations, the Predators might seek a trade.

The San Jose Sharks have emerged as a potential destination due to Fabbro's history with his former college coach, Dan Quinn, now coaching the Sharks.

The potential trade of Fabbro is generating varying opinions among NHL fans. Some suggest that if he becomes available, the Buffalo Sabres might target him during the trade deadline.

Over his five-year career, the 25-year-old scored 13 goals and 59 total points across 253 games played, along with an even plus/minus rating.

Fabbro is a former first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Predators.

Meanwhile, questions surround the Predators' decision to re-sign Fabbro for only one year, as doubts persist about his fit and potential improvement within the team's new management framework.

Ultimately, the Nashville Predators are maintaining flexibility in Fabbro's future, considering a trade to secure draft assets if circumstances dictate such a move. Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports