Minnesota Wild defenseman Brock Faber sitting on a stack on money thinking about his next contract
Could Brock Faber get a huge contract extension? NHL insider Elliotte Friedman thinks the Wild may pay him top dollar.

The Minnesota Wild are gearing up for what could be a massive contract extension for their breakout rookie defenseman, Brock Faber. After a stellar first full NHL season, Faber’s value is skyrocketing, and the Wild may need to shell out big bucks to secure his services long-term.

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman recently suggested on his 32 Thoughts column on Sportsnet that the Wild could use Jake Sanderson’s eight-year, $64 million contract as the benchmark for Faber’s upcoming extension.

Sanderson, another rising young defenseman, inked the deal with the Ottawa Senators after a solid rookie year. An eight-year contract for Faber with a similar AAV of $8.05 million seems likely.

Brock Faber’s Contract Extension: A Wild Investment

This season, Faber has been a revelation for the Wild, logging significant minutes and contributing on both ends of the ice. He’s racked up an impressive 8 goals and 39 assists for 47 points in 82 games played.

Given Faber’s rapid growth and the current market for young blueliners, it’s possible his new deal could even eclipse the Sanderson contract. An annual average value closer to $9 million wouldn’t be entirely surprising.

Faber has just one year remaining on his entry-level deal, giving the Wild some urgency to get an extension done. It could be one of the splashiest deals of the offseason.

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