|Born|| January 25 1997,|
Norwood, Massachusetts, U.S.
| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
|NHL team||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Ntl. team||United States of America|
|NHL Draft|| 5th overall, 2015|
Noah Hanifin (born January 25, 1997) is an American ice hockey defenseman. He currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hanifin was drafted fifth overall by the Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ Cox, Jeff (July 2, 2014). 2015 NHL Draft: Top First-Year Eligible New England Prospects. SB Nation College Hockey. Retrieved on November 1, 2014.
- ↑ Elite Hockey Prospects - Noah Hanifin. Retrieved on November 10, 2014.
- ↑ Hanifin to Represent BC at CCM Prospects Game. bceagles.com (September 24, 2014). Retrieved on February 23, 2015.
- ↑ Hurricanes sign Hanifin to entry-level contract (July 11, 2015). Retrieved on July 11, 2015.
- ↑ McKenzie, Bob (September 24, 2014). McKenzie: Hockey fans will soon know the name Hanifin. Retrieved on November 10, 2014.
- ↑ Maple Leafs take Mitch Marner with fourth overall pick. Retrieved on November 18, 2015.
- ↑ Noah Hanifin on Toronto, McDavid and NHL Draft. Retrieved on November 18, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick|
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