Saturday's Dump & Chase: Welcome, Dante Fabbro!

With the 17th overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators selected right defenseman Dante Fabbro of the Penticton Vees. Fabbro will be taking his talents to Boston University next season.

Not only did the Predators take a player with one of the coolest names in the draft, but they took a defenseman with some of the best hockey sense. Here's a little preview of what Fabbro can do:

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Freeman explains decision to sue Predators in email to friends
Is Predators co-owner David Freeman the civic servant who saved hockey in Nashville? Or is he the jilted business partner whose new lawsuit could be destructive?

Predators pick Dante Fabbro in first round of NHL draft | The Tennessean
A lot of good quotes and analysis here. Notably, Fabbro's sisters both play soccer at Austin Peay down the road and have highly recommended the Nashville Predators' arena atmosphere.

Around the World of Hockey

NHL draft 2016: First-round picks, scouting reports | USA Today
Read up on all of the first round picks, including Nashville Predators' defenseman Dante Fabbro.

Many Draft Prospects Have N.H.L. in Their DNA | The New York Times
Several players picked in the first round come from strong NHL bloodlines.

NHL draft: Record number of U.S.-born players could go in first round | USA Today
A total of 12 players from the US were drafted in the first round, a record number.

If You Could Have A Do-Over On One NHL Draft Pick, Who Would It Be? | Deadspin
All do-overs come in the form of people commenting in the bottom of the article. Voice your opinion here. Mine: Austin Watson over Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal challenges NHL on concussions | Sports Illustrated
The fight continues.

NHL Draft Pick Matthew Tkachuk Compared To Rob Gronkowski; Gronk Approves | NHL |
Gotta love Gronk involving himself in the fun! That'll be a memory Tkachuk carries forever.

NHL draft 2016: Cam Fowler, other buzz leading up to first pick | USA Today
Despite all of the talk, some of the bigger rumors were not acted upon.

Coyotes stun NHL Draft with Clayton Keller pick | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I don't know about stunned. A lot of people projected Keller to go that early. He's a highlight-real player and it's fitting he was picked by GM John Chayka, who is so heavily involved in analytics.