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Minnesota Wild sign gopher defenseman Brock Faber to entry level deal

Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Brock Faber to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2022-23 season. He will join the Wild today and travel with the team to Chicago.

Faber, 20 (8/22/02), collected 27 points (4-23=27), 12 penalty minutes (PIM), a plus-29 rating and 54 blocked shots in 38 games with the University of Minnesota while serving as the team’s captain during the 2022-23 season. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Maple Grove, Minn., was a 2022-23 AHCA/CCM Hockey All-America West First Team honoree, a two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year recipient (2021-22, 22-23 seasons), a two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection (2021-22, 22-23) and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2021-22, 22-23). Faber helped the Golden Gophers win two Big Ten Regular-Season Championships (2021-22, 22-23) and earn three berths in the NCAA tournament, including consecutive NCAA National Frozen Four appearances during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 postseasons. The right-shot blueliner finished his collegiate career with 53 points (7-46=53), 38 PIM, a plus-54 rating and 130 blocked shots in 97 career games with the University of Minnesota (2020-23). He also represented the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics, tallying one assist in four games.

Prior to joining the Golden Gophers, Faber recorded 19 points (5-15=19), two game-winning goals (GWG) and 43 shots on goal in 54 career contests with the U.S. National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League (USHL) in two seasons (2018-20). He was named captain of the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships and won a gold medal with the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. Faber also won a gold medal at the 2019 Five Nations Tournament and a silver medal at the 2020 Five Nations Tournament with the U.S. National Under-18 Team, a silver medal with the U.S. National Under-17 Team at the 2018 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament and a bronze medal at the 2019 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament. Faber was a second-round selection (45th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2020 NHL Draft. Los Angeles traded Faber and a first-round pick in 2022 NHL Draft to the Wild on June 29, 2022, in exchange for forward Kevin Fiala. Faber will wear sweater No. 7 with the Wild.

Minnesota plays at the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday at 8 p.m. on ESPN and KFAN 100.3 FM.

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