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Silvertips Returned Defenseman Gianni Fairbrother from the Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

September 19, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Everett Silvertips News Release

EVERETT, Wash. - The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), seven-time U.S. Division champion and two-time Western Conference champion of the Western Hockey League, announced defenseman Gianni Fairbrother has been re-assigned to the Silvertips from the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.

Fairbrother, who turns 19 on Sept. 30 and is preparing for his third full season on the Silvertips blueline, reached career highs in goals (10), assists (26), and points (36) in 64 games with the Silvertips last season, helping the club secure their third straight U.S. Division title while securing four assists in ten postseason games. He was one of three Silvertips defensemen - in addition to Jake Christiansen and Wyatte Wylie - to reach the double digit plateau in goals last season.

The 6-foot, 194-pound defenseman was named Silvertips Most Improved Player and has 41 points (12g-29a) along with 113 penalty minutes in 100 career WHL games, all with the Silvertips. He has eight points (1g-7a) and a +11 rating in 35 postseason games, suiting up for the Silvertips squad that captured the 2018 Western Conference championship.

Fairbrother was selected by Montreal in the third round (77thoverall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Currently, defenseman Jake Christiansen (St. Louis Blues) is the last remaining member of the Tips pre-season roster still skating in an NHL training camp.

Tomorrow, the Silvertips launch the 2019-20 regular season with Opening Night, 7:35 p.m. (KKXA 1520 AM / 101.1 FM) against the Tri-City Americans at Angel of the Winds Arena and finish the opening homestand on Saturday night, 7:05 p.m. (KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM) against the Victoria Royals. Both games will open with radio broadcast coverage 30 minutes before puck drop.


The Tips full regular season schedule offers full 34-game season tickets, 22-game, and 14-game plans for as little as $215 total per seat. Deposits for $50 will secure a seat for the 2019-20 season, available at or by calling (425) 252-5100 during normal business hours. Seven game packs are now on sale.

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