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Get to know a draft pick -- Dante Fabbro

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Like we’ve done in the past, we’re profiling top prospects who may hear their names called in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

But this year, something new — we’re featuring special guest analysis from Ryan Kennedy, associate senior writer and prospect expert at The Hockey News.

Dante Fabbro (D)

Height: 6-foot Weight: 189 pounds Shoots: Right

Team: Penticton Vees (BCHL)

Country: Canada

NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 18 North American skater

Kennedy says: “Like his teammate Tyson Jost, Fabbro probably hasn’t gotten enough credit for just how good he was this season. On top of putting up big points from the blueline for Penticton, Fabbro was excellent at the World Jr. A Challenge, where he helped Canada West win gold.

“A two-way defenseman with shutdown potential, Fabbro’s worth at the next level depends on the scout you talk to. Some see more offensive upside, some see more defensive upside. Either way, he’s very valuable and will be part of a great Boston University program next season.

“Fabbro has a big-time shot, and the only slight knock is that his skating isn’t dynamic.”

Click here for all the 2016 NHL Draft profiles.