Noah Hanifin
Noah Hanifin.jpg
Born January 25, 1997,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Calgary Flames
St. Sebastian's School
USNTDP Juniors
U.S. National U17 Team
U.S. National U18 Team
Boston College
Carolina Hurricanes
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2015
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2010–present

Noah Hanifin (born January 25, 1997) is an American ice hockey defenseman. He currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the NHL. Hanifin was drafted fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit


He 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.[1] Hanifin 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 defenseman of the tournament with one goal and five points.[2] After fast-tracking his high school graduation, Hanifin matriculated at Boston College as a 17-year-old, playing for the Eagles and becoming the second youngest player in the team's history.[3]


Hanifin was selected fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. On July 11, 2015, Hanifin signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Hurricanes forgoing the remainder of his college eligibility.[4] He made his NHL debut October 8, 2015, against the Nashville Predators. Hanifin scored his first NHL goal against Anton Khudobin of the Anaheim Ducks on November 16, 2015.

From 2018-19 season, Hanifin plays for the Calgary Flames.

International playEdit

Hanifin has represented the United States internationally at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, 2014 U18 IIHF World Championships, 2015 World Junior Championships, 2016, 2017 and 2019 World Championships.

Personal lifeEdit

Born to Bob and Tina Hanifin, Hanifin grew up in Norwood, Massachusetts, with two younger siblings; Cole and Lily. He attended Saint Sebastian's School.[5] 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 Hurricanes, Hanifin spoke highly of the Toronto Maple Leafs, even stating he would hope to be drafted by them, or play for them in the future.[6][7]

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


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States U17 Gold medal icon 6 1 2 3 10
2014 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon 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


  1. Cox, Jeff (July 2, 2014). 2015 NHL Draft: Top First-Year Eligible New England Prospects. SB Nation College Hockey. Retrieved on November 1, 2014.
  2. Elite Hockey Prospects - Noah Hanifin. Retrieved on November 10, 2014.
  3. Hanifin to Represent BC at CCM Prospects Game. (September 24, 2014). Retrieved on February 23, 2015.
  4. Hurricanes sign Hanifin to entry-level contract (July 11, 2015). Retrieved on July 11, 2015.
  5. McKenzie, Bob (September 24, 2014). McKenzie: Hockey fans will soon know the name Hanifin. Retrieved on November 10, 2014.
  6. Maple Leafs take Mitch Marner with fourth overall pick. Retrieved on November 18, 2015.
  7. Noah Hanifin on Toronto, McDavid and NHL Draft. Retrieved on November 18, 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Haydn Fleury
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Jake Bean
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