2017 NHL Entry Draft

Noah Cates




Previous Team: Omaha Lancers (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 106

Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 175 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 5, 1999 • Hometown: Stillwater, Minnesota

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Stillwater (Minn. HS), Team Northeast (Elite HS)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Omaha (Round 10, No. 155 Overall)
USHL Debut: April 8, 2016 (Omaha vs. Tri-City)
First USHL Goal: April 9, 2016 (Omaha at Tri-City)
NCAA Commitment: Minnesota-Duluth

East Metro's Player of the Year for 2016-17
Member of Star-Tribune All-Metro First Team
Was Stillwater Athlete of Week in December

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Sleeper pick has Joe Pavelski traits. Smart but needs to work on skating." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "He impressed me enough in my first viewing that I wanted to see more. I saw signs of a smart player in my first viewing, but wasn’t sure. After a few more games, I was comfortable with his decision-making. There are shifts where he shows how raw he is and others where I see big upside without a ton of risk." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Exciting player to watch when he’s entering the offensive zone with the puck. I get the sense that he has a plan and knows what he’s doing." (Dusten Brooksma, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)