Brock Faber’s Defensive Details Give him a Chance at World Juniors Success
The Los Angeles Kings stayed true to the best player available mantra when they drafted Minnesota defender Brock Faber with the 45th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
They’d just taken Malmö defenceman Helge Grans about 10 picks prior. I’m sure many of their fans anticipated a return to forward with the second of the Kings’ two second-round picks, but they didn’t.
Now they’ve got a player in Faber who could turn out to be a steal down the road.
Faber is known for his skating and his transition play, and those are two key ingredients that go into making a mobile NHL defenceman. He can play an offensive role, but while he was attending the 2020 World Junior Championship evaluation camp, he expanded on what his role could be.
“This is only a tryout, so if I was to make the team, I’d be aske
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