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Noah Hanifin
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Born January 25, 1997 (1997-01-25) (age 22)
Boston, Massachusetts
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2015
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2015–present

Noah Hanifin (born on January 25, 1997) is an American ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted 5th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Amateur Playing CareerEdit

Noah was considered to be a top-three pick for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and the number-one rated defenseman. He was picked 5th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Noah played for the USA Hockey's U17 program based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, but was added to the U18 national team as an underage player, helping to lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.

He was the highest-scoring American defenceman of the tournament with one goal and five points.

After fast-tracking his high school graduation, Noah matriculated at Boston College as a 17-year-old, playing for the Eagles and becoming the second youngest player in the team's history.

Professional Playing CareerEdit

Noah was selected fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

On July 11, 2015, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Hurricanes forgoing the remainder of his college eligibility

Noah made his NHL debut October 8, 2015 against the Nashville Predators. He scored his first NHL goal against Anton Khudobin of the Anaheim Ducks on November 16, 2015.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Saint Sebastian's School USHS 27 2 9 11
2011–12 Saint Sebastian's School USHS 28 5 24 29
2012–13 Saint Sebastian's School USHS 28 10 24 34
2013–14 U.S. National Development Team USHL 31 6 14 20 18
2014–15 Boston College HE 37 5 18 23 16
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 4 18 22 22
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 4 25 29 26
NHL totals 1608435148

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States U17 Template:Goca 6 1 2 3 10
2014 United States WJC18 Template:Goca 7 1 4 5 4
2015 United States WJC 5th 5 0 2 2 0
2016 United States WC 4th 10 1 2 3 4
Junior totals 18 2 8 10 14
Senior totals 10 1 2 3 4

International CareerEdit

Noah has represented the United States internationally at the 2014 U17 World Hockey Challenge, 2014 U18 IIHF World Championships and the 2015 World Junior Championships.

Personal LifeEdit

Born to Bob and Tina Hanifin, Noah grew up in Norwood, Massachusetts with two younger siblings, Cole and Lily.

During his time at Saint Sebastian's, he played for their varsity team in 8th Grade. No other student has accomplished this goal in the history of the school.

Prior to being drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes, Noah spoke highly of the Toronto Maple Leafs, even stating he would hope to be drafted by them or play for them in the future.