Noah Hanifin
Noah Hanifin
22-Year-Old DefensemanD
Calgary Flames
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hanifin, 22, enters his fifth season coming off a 33-point, plus-18 campaign in what was his first year with the Flames. That line included a career-high 28 helpers. He found instant chemistry with Travis Hamonic on Calgary's second pairing, forming one of the most consistent units on the team throughout the season. The American blueliner also saw a career high in ice time, logging over 20 minutes per game on a nightly basis. Hanifin should be good for at least 30 points, 80-plus hits and 70-plus blocked shots this year, but his lack of power-play time (just 1:06 per game last season) will continue to limit his usefulness in the fantasy game. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $29.7 million contract with the Flames in August of 2018.
Nets game-tying goal
DCalgary Flames
October 10, 2019
Hanifin scored a goal on four shots in a 3-2 shootout win over the Stars on Thursday.
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The blueliner's second goal of the season evened the score in the third period, and the Flames completed the comeback in the shootout. Hanifin's pair of goals are his only points this season, but he's up to nine shots in four games. The defender can venture forward comfortably knowing Travis Hamonic can shut things down at the back.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:16
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:22
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:31
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
18:52
1:48
0:05
2018–19
20:46
1:06
1:43
2019–20
21:16
0:22
2:31
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Hanifin joins the Flames for the 2018-19 season following the trade in June that sent him and Elias Lindholm from Carolina in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox. With the Hurricanes, Hanifin was progressing nicely after three seasons, and he even earned an All-Star nod last year en route to registering a career-high 32 points in 79 games. However, the Canes were looking for a little more scoring punch from the blue line, and with top shutdown pair Brett Pesce and Jaccob Slavin firmly in place, not to mention rookie Haydn Fleury quickly ascending the ranks, the team clearly felt Hanifin was expendable. The 21-year-old blueliner will immediately slot into a top-four role on the Flames' blue line that includes Mark Giordano, Michael Stone and Travis Hamonic.
Hanifin continued to make progress in his second year as an NHL regular, improving on his rookie stat line with an impressive 29 points in 81 games. He saw roughly 18 minutes of ice time on average in a top-four role for the Hurricanes last season and was a fixture on the team’s second power-play unit (2:02 per game). The only real issue was his his team-worst minus-19 rating which, compared to fellow blueliners Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce (each at plus-23), suggests that Hanifin still has to improve his defensive-zone play. That said, the best is certainly yet to come for the improving 20-year-old rearguard.
The No. 5 overall pick in last year's draft, Hanifin was one of three rookie blueliners who were everyday players for the Canes last season, joining Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce. In fact, Hanifin wound up playing the third-most minutes (1,414) of all the Canes’ defensemen last season, behind only Ron Hainsey and Justin Faulk. He also chipped in nicely on offense, registering 22 points (four goals, 18 assists), including seven points on the power play, where he averaged a respectable 2:22 per night. Not bad for a 19-year-old rookie who was expected to open the season at AHL Charlotte, but instead managed to bypass the minors altogether and play in all but three games for the big club. He may be held back by a mediocre supporting cast, but that won't stop him from getting better. Expect a slow, steady improvement in Hanifin's numbers as he continues his development into a top-four NHL blueliner.
Selected by the Hurricanes with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Hanifin is a reliable two-way defenseman who is a very strong skater. The 18-year-old knows how to move the puck up the ice and has an incredibly high hockey IQ. While the youngster is both a promising and versatile talent, it’s unclear if he’s ready to play at the NHL level. After forgoing his remaining college eligibility and turning pro, Hanifin will at least receive the opportunity during training camp to audition for a spot on the Carolina blue line, where the 6-foot-3, 204-pounder would add to an interesting young corps that includes rising star Justin Faulk and potential stud Ryan Murphy. It's more likely though that Hanifin sees time with AHL Charlotte at least initially, even after producing a stellar 23-point season with Boston College as a 17-year-old freshman. While he may not quite be ready to make a notable impact at the highest level of the professional ranks, as a two-way defenseman oozing with upside, Hanifin should be on your fantasy radar in the coming years.
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Tallies in OT loss
DCalgary Flames
October 8, 2019
Hanifin scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.
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Early season block party
DCalgary Flames
October 5, 2019
Hanifin blocked five shots and dished out a pair of hits in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canucks.
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Will play at Worlds
DCalgary Flames
April 26, 2019
Hanifin will join Team USA for the World Championship in Slovakia, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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Worlds decision coming soon
DCalgary Flames
April 22, 2019
Hanifin is expected to make his decision about representing Team USA at the World Championship in Slovakia later this week, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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First postseason helper
DCalgary Flames
April 15, 2019
Hanifin posted an assist and four hits in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.
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