Noah Hanifin

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Noah Hanifin
Noah Hanifin.JPG
Hanifin as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes
Born (1997-01-25) January 25, 1997 (age 21)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  United States
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2015
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2015–present

Noah Hanifin (born January 25, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hanifin was drafted fifth overall by the Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Hanifin was considered to be a top-three pick for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and the number-one rated defenseman. He was picked fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Professional[edit]

Carolina Hurricanes[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] Hanifin finished his rookie season with 4 goals and 22 points in 79 games.

On January 15, 2018, Hanifin was selected as the sole representative of the Hurricanes at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.[7] On March 19, 2018, Hanifin was diagnosed with a concussion and was ruled out indefinitely.[8] After missing just three games, Hanifin returned to the Hurricanes' lineup on March 24 in a 5–2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Hanifin scored what ended up being the game-winning goal.[9] Despite the Hurricanes not qualifying for the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Hanifin ended the regular season with a career-high 10 goals and 32 points.

Calgary Flames[edit]

On June 23, 2018, Hanifin was traded to the Calgary Flames (along with teammate Elias Lindholm) in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox.[10] On August 30, the Flames signed Hanifin to a six-year, $29.7 million contract extension worth $4.95 million annually.[11]

International play[edit]

Hanifin has represented the United States internationally at the 2014 U17 World Hockey Challenge, 2014 U18 IIHF World Championships, the 2015 World Junior Championships, the 2016 IIHF World Championship, and the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Born to Bob and Tina Hanifin, Hanifin grew up in Norwood, Massachusetts, with two younger siblings: Cole and Lily. His father was diagnosed with colon and kidney cancer when Hanifin was 13.[12] Growing up, he attended Saint Sebastian's School where he played for their varsity team in the eighth grade.[13][14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

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
2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 10 22 32 21
NHL totals 239 18 65 83 69

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 2 3 10
2014 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 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
2017 United States WC 5th 8 0 2 2 2
Junior totals 18 2 8 10 14
Senior totals 18 1 4 5 6

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year Ref
NHL
All-Star Game 2018 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Branecky, Paul. "HURRICANES SELECT NOAH HANIFIN WITH FIRST PICK IN 2015 DRAFT". gocheckers.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Cox, Jeff (July 2, 2014). "2015 NHL Draft: Top First-Year Eligible New England Prospects". SB Nation College Hockey. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Elite Hockey Prospects - Noah Hanifin". Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Hanifin to Represent BC at CCM Prospects Game". bceagles.com. September 24, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "Hurricanes sign Hanifin to entry-level contract". NHL.com. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Dusterberg, Kurt (November 16, 2015). "Hagelin, Ducks top Hurricanes; Hanifin scores 1st goal". NHL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Gulitti, Tom (January 15, 2018). "Hanifin going to All-Star Game for Hurricanes, remains work in progress". NHL.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Smith, Michael (March 19, 2018). "Hanifin Diagnosed with Concussion". NHL.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Fraser, Callum. "Hurricanes top Senators, keep pace in Eastern wild card". NHL.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Brown, Michael (June 23, 2018). "Canes Acquire Hamilton, Ferland and Fox From Flames". NHL.com. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "FLAMES SIGN NOAH HANIFIN". NHL.com. August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  12. ^ McDonald, Jon (November 13, 2015). "Canes' Noah Hanifin getting schooled on NHL life". espn.com. New York. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  13. ^ Cuthbert, Justin (June 25, 2015). "theScore NHL Draft Series: Noah Hanifin, and the master plan". thescore.com. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  14. ^ McKenzie, Bob (September 24, 2014). "McKenzie: Hockey fans will soon know the name Hanifin". TSN.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Haydn Fleury
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Jake Bean