Monthly Archives: December 2015

Comparing Noah Hanifin to Top 18 Year Old Defensemen

Following up to an excellent piece written by TSN’s Travis Yost last spring comparing Florida’s Aaron Ekblad to the top 18 year old defensemen of the past decade, Carolina’s Noah Hanifin now joins this conversation. Hanifin, this summer’s fifth overall draft pick, is on pace to be just the ninth defensemen since 2007 to complete a full season in the NHL at just 18 years old joining an elite group that includes Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman, and Seth Jones. Let’s see how Hanifin stacks up against their 18 year old rookie seasons.

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