Cade Fairchild

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Cade Fairchild
Born (1989-01-15) January 15, 1989 (age 28)
Duluth, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Rögle BK
St. Louis Blues
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
NHL Draft 96th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2011–present

Cade Patrick Fairchild (born January 15, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for Rögle BK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round (96th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Fairchild competed at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships where he won a gold medal as a member of Team USA.[1] he was also a member of the USA U-18 team at the 2007 IIHF U-18 World Championship, where he led all defensemen in points.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Fairchild attended the University of Minnesota where he was the top scoring defenseman with the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team which competes in NCAA's Division I in the WCHA conference.[2] On March 18, 2011, Fairchild was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues.[3]

On November 29, 2011, Fairchild made his NHL debut playing 14 shifts in the Blues' 2-1 victory over the home team Washington Capitals. Five days after his NHL debut, Fairchild was returned to the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League (AHL).[4]

In 2012, Fairchild was named an AHL All-Star, and also named to the AHL All Rookie Team. He was recalled 4 times to St. Louis and played 5 games, tallying 1 assist.[5]

During the 2013–14 season, having had his season hampered by injury and his development stagnating within the Blues organization, on March 12, 2014 Fairchild was traded by St. Louis to the Phoenix Coyotes and assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates.[6]

Fairchild was not re-signed by the Coyotes, and on July 8, 2014, he agreed to a one-year with Russian club, Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the KHL.[7] He left Metallurg after a second season with the club and took up an offer from Sweden, signing with Rögle BK on July 9, 2016.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 36 8 9 17 10
2006–07 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 13 1 6 7 16
2007–08 University of Minnesota WCHA 40 2 13 15 22
2008–09 University of Minnesota WCHA 35 9 24 33 52
2009–10 University of Minnesota WCHA 39 4 17 21 36
2010–11 University of Minnesota WCHA 35 6 18 24 12
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 68 8 26 34 32
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 43 0 8 8 16
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 33 2 19 21 18
2013–14 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 2 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 14 0 4 4 6
2014–15 Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL 53 4 10 14 28
2015–16 Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL 56 4 18 22 16
NHL totals 5 0 1 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 0
2006 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 0 0 0 0
2007 United States WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 1 6 7 10
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 0 1 1 4
2009 United States WJC 5th 6 1 3 4 2
Junior totals 31 3 11 14 16

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2007–08 [9]
WCHA All-Academic Team 2010–11 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. National Under-18 Team Takes On No. 14 Clarkson University and SUNY Plattsburgh". OurSportsCentral.com. 2006-04-05. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  2. ^ "WCHA 2011-12 season preview part two". HockeysFuture.com. 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Blues Sign Prospect Cade Fairchild". St Louis Blues. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Fairchild returned to AHL by Blues". National Hockey League. 2011-12-04. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Rivermen get Cheechoo, trio of All-Stars from Blues". pjstar.com. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Pirates pick up Fairchild, Stalberg". American Hockey League. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  7. ^ "Transfer news: Kontinental Hockey League" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  8. ^ "Rögle värvar back från KHL". Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  9. ^ National Hockey League (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2012. Dan Diamond and Associates, Inc. p. 293. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. 
  10. ^ "NCAA (WCHA) All-Academic Team". eliteprospects.com. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 

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