Gianni Fairbrother


Birthdate: 2000-09-30
Birthplace: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Shoots: Left
Height: 6′-0″
Weight: 193 lbs
Draft: 2019 | Round 3 | 77th overall
Montreal Canadiens own rights until June 1, 2021


Everett Silvertips (WHL) 2020-21

*On loan with the Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL). Expected to return to the Everett Silvertips (WHL) for the start of training camp.


Gianni Fairbrother’s Elite Prospects Stats Page


Fairbrother is a smooth-skating defenceman who is not afraid to mix it up physically while also providing some decent offense. His skating stride is fluid and effective. He’s agile and moves quite well for a solid guy as he can keep up pretty well while pivoting defensively. His slapshot brings great velocity and decent accuracy. His wrist shot is also quite effective, heavy and has good accuracy. Fairbrother likes to engage physically when defending and does a good job of separating his opponents from the puck. His puck handling and skills are lacking and at times don’t keep up with his pace of play. He makes effective breakout passes and can make decent stretch passes from time to time. – JD

Hockey IQ – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Physicality – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Puck Skills – 45

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Shooting – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Skating – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.


“A very strong skater, Gianni gets low and has a strong stride, and the ability to easily move laterally. His speed often allowed him to jump up in the rush where he provided a great option for teammates, scoring multiple times on drives to the net or hanging back in the second wave for a one timer…Excelled defending off the rush where he used good feet, positioning, and instincts to contain opponents to the outside.” – (

“Defensively, he is a smart player who manages risk and reward and is an effective shutdown guy at his foundation. He is strong on the wall even though he has some strength to gain and does a good job of gaining leverage and keeping his hands free to corral pucks…He puts together a simple offensive game without much flair. Plays with simple, quick passes and makes the heady play to avoid being detrimental.” – (FC Hockey)

“He is a strong skater, with good lateral mobility and has grown up in a very defensively
oriented junior team, something reflective of his play. He is comfortable in the offensive
zone, with or without the puck, but has no standout offensive skills that suggest a likely
top four role going forward.” – (McKeen’s Hockey)

“Excellent skating defender. Makes a solid breakout pass. Gets his shots on net. Has a bit of a mean streak. Some questionable decisions with the puck.” – (Draft Prospects Hockey)