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Minnesota Wild Rookie on track to break unbelievable NHL record

The Minnesota Wild have themselves a gem. One who is well on his way to breaking an NHL record set back in 2007-08.

Brock Faber en route to history

Brock Faber has been one of Minnesota's bright spots in an otherwise lackluster season. The 21-year-old defenseman has 2 goals, 19 points in 39 games so far for the Wild. However, this is not why we're writing this article.

Faber averages 24:46 of ice-time per game, which is absurd for a rookie. He peaked at 30:12 back on January 6 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, during which he recorded 3 assists.

In fact, no other rookie in NHL history has recorded a higher ice-time average than Brock. The next closest being Toby Enstrom during his rookie campaign in 2007-08.

Highest TOI from a rookie in league history:

24:47 — Brock Faber

24:28 — Toby Enstrom

24:16 — Filip Kuba

23:50 — Ryan Whitney

If he continues to perform at this high level with this much ice-time, there is potential that he could receive Calder votes at the end of the year.

Minnesota has found themselves quite a great young defenseman.