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Dynamic skating rearguard who pays an efficient transition style.


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June 2023 – Faber was acquired by the Minnesota Wild in the Kevin Fiala trade that took place last off-season. It seemed like a perfect fit for the Wild, as he was a local Minnesota native and was also the captain of the University of Minnesota NCAA team. He played his final season at the University of Minnesota during the 2022-23 season putting up 27 points in 38 games before taking the decision to become a professional player at the end of the season. He immediately played two games for the Minnesota Wild during the regular season and started all six games for the Wild in the playoffs. Although he has yet to put up a point in the NHL, he has shown to be a reliable defenseman that is clearly NHL ready. Faber is expected to make the Wild team out of training camp ahead of the 2023-24 NHL season. Nathan Leblanc


May 2023 – Faber officially turned pro upon the completion of his junior year at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Gophers captain had an outstanding year on the blueline with a career season offensively scoring four goals and 27 points. Although he was unable to hoist any silverware, Faber led the Gophers to the Big-10 and Frozen Four finals. After arriving to the Wild, Faber played two regular season contests before being in the lineup for all six of Minnesota’s first-round games against the Dallas Stars. The 20-year-old showed a ton of composure in a such a high pressure situation and has already won over a lot of hearts within the Wild faithful. With both Matt Dumba and John Klingberg set to hit free agency this off-season, there is a clear opening for Faber on the right-side of Minnesota’s defense heading into 2023-24. Curtis Rines


June 2022 – Faber has been dealt to the Minnesota Wild along with the 19th overall selection in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Kevin Fiala. He now battles Calen Addison on the depth chart on the right side. Dave Hall


June 2022 – Faber’s sophomore season ended in heartbreaking fashion when his University of Minnesota Gophers fell to Minnesota State University 5-1 in the national semi-finals. Faber showed steady growth at both ends of the ice, polishing his already strong transition game while becoming more of a threat in the offensive zone. He put up 14 points across 32 games, around the same pace he had in previous years. The offence will continue to be steady for Faber, as he is known for his rounded game and his ability to force opposing players to the outside, preventing high danger scoring opportunities. He will return to the Gophers in the fall where he is expected to continue developing into an effective shutdown defenseman with top-four potential at the NHL level. Sean Crocker

October 2020 – Brock Faber scored 12 points in 46 games as part of the United States Development Program U18 team. While those numbers don’t jump off the page it is his play defensively that makes him stand out. His attention to detail and smart decision-making skills make him excel defensively. He can use his anticipation and good stick to defend and close down opponents. He is not a slouch offensively and it is a part of his game that is continuing to develop but his defensive skillset gives him great potential to be an NHL player. He will look to take his game to the next level with one of the best school programs in the NCAA at the University of Minnesota. Julian Mongillo


October 2020 – Brock Faber was selected 45th overall by the Los Angeles Kings. Tony Ferrari 


September 2020 – One of the youngest players in the 2020 draft is also one of the very best skaters. The right-shot defender owns a near-flawless stride that allows him to transition the puck quickly and effectively with his feet. He has a good mind for straightforward offense but has yet to unlock the creativity and risk-taking needed to project gaudy point totals in the future. He was one of the very at pass conversions this past season and is off to a strong program at the University of Minnesota. A very safe floor, but perhaps a more limited ceiling than other players who will be drafted around him. Cam Robinson

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 10
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 22, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 2; Overall: 45


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 MN Blackhawks 14U AAAMNBEL 14U14 1 23 -|        
 2017-2018 Team Royal USA-S153 0 11 -|        
  MN Kings 15U AAAMNBEL 14U14 5 1116 -|        
  Minnesota Blades 15U AAANAPHL 15U4 0 66 0|        
 2018-2019 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL35 3 710 8|Playoffs2 0 00
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP56 3 1215 14|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP1 0 00 2|        
  USA U17WHC-175 0 22 4|        
 2019-2020 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL19 1 89 8|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP46 3 912 16|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA27 1 1112 14|        
  USA U20WJC-207 0 55 0|        
 2021-2022 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA32 2 1214 12|        
  USA U20 WJC-20 Cancelled1 0 00 0|        
  USA U20WJC-205 1 12 0|        
  USAOG4 0 11 2|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA38 4 2327 12|        
  Minnesota WildNHL2 0 00 0|Playoffs6 0 00
 2023-2024 Minnesota WildNHL82 8 3947 26|