Brock Faber – The newly acquired Minnesota native defenseman was drafted in the second round of the 2020 Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. The Wild procured Faber through the Kevin Fiala trade and fans should have a blast getting acquainted with the future Captain of the Gophers as he smothers the opposition into submission and makes it look easy.
Faber won Gold in the 2021 World Junior Championships where he had five points in seven games, and was relied on heavily in the game from the canceled tournament with almost 19 minutes of ice time.
Jack Peart – Another Minnesota native defenseman drafted in the second round, albeit in 2021 this time, Jack Peart is another part of the massively deep Wild defensive pool, and will have a chance to show his stuff on the World Stage.
While Peart was a second round pick he has some major NHL upside despite his smaller size; and the 2021 Mr. Hockey winner will hope to jump right back into form from the canceled tournament, where he had a point in the one game they played, with only nine minutes of ice time.