Fairchild joins the K-Wings after starting the season with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves. A former 4th round (96th overall) selection of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues during the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Fairchild played in five games and earned an assist with the Blues during the 2011-12 season.
Last season, Fairchild played in the AHL with the Peoria Rivemen posting 8 points (8 assists) in 43 games. In 2011-12, besides playing for the Blues, Fairchild saw action in 68 games for the Rivermen notching 34 points (8 goals, 26 assists).
Before turning pro, Fairchild was a four-year standout at the University of Minnesota, where he led all Golden Gopher blue-liners in scoring in his sophomore and junior campaigns.