Well, close to 8 months after the set's original release date, Upper Deck is finally sending out their rookie redemptions for 2015-16 Artifacts. As the set was released early in October, rookies from this season hadn't made their debut when production began, so Upper Deck included redemption cards, so that they could produce cards of this year's rookies after they made their debut.
The redemption I got from a box I opened last fall was a "Wild Card" that ended up being of Montreal Canadiens right wing Mike McCarron, numbered 444/899. McCarron made it up to the NHL for 20 games this past season, scoring just one goal and one assist. Might not be the best rookie available, but at least I finally have the card in hand, after quite a long wait.