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.
Hanifin with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2015
January 25, 1997|
Norwood, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|National team||United States|
5th overall, 2015|
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. 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. 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. On March 19, 2018, Hanifin was diagnosed with a concussion and was ruled out indefinitely. 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. 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.
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. On August 30, the Flames signed Hanifin to a six-year, $29.7 million contract extension worth $4.95 million annually.
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.
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. Growing up, he attended Saint Sebastian's School where he played for their varsity team in the eighth grade.
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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievementsEdit
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- "Hurricanes sign Hanifin to entry-level contract". NHL.com. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
- Dusterberg, Kurt (November 16, 2015). "Hagelin, Ducks top Hurricanes; Hanifin scores 1st goal". NHL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Gulitti, Tom (January 15, 2018). "Hanifin going to All-Star Game for Hurricanes, remains work in progress". NHL.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- Smith, Michael (March 19, 2018). "Hanifin Diagnosed with Concussion". NHL.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- Fraser, Callum. "Hurricanes top Senators, keep pace in Eastern wild card". NHL.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
- Brown, Michael (June 23, 2018). "Canes Acquire Hamilton, Ferland and Fox From Flames". NHL.com. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- "FLAMES SIGN NOAH HANIFIN". NHL.com. August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- McDonald, Jon (November 13, 2015). "Canes' Noah Hanifin getting schooled on NHL life". espn.com. New York. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
- Cuthbert, Justin (June 25, 2015). "theScore NHL Draft Series: Noah Hanifin, and the master plan". thescore.com. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
- McKenzie, Bob (September 24, 2014). "McKenzie: Hockey fans will soon know the name Hanifin". TSN.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2014.