2017 NHL Entry Draft

Noel Hoefenmayer




Previous Team: Ottawa 67's (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 96

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0¼ • Weight: 191 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Jan. 6, 1999 • Hometown: North York, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Don Mills Flyers (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Ottawa (Round 2, No. 36 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 24, 2015 (Ottawa at Peterborough)
First OHL Goal: Sept. 24, 2015 (Ottawa at Peterborough)

Had Strong, Breakout Season in 2016-17
Turning Heads in the Season's Early Going
Took Part in Canada's World U-17 Camp

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Difference-maker on the offensive end must shore up his work on defense." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Steady, mobile defender likes to jump up into the rush. Makes a good first pass out of the zone. Played top pairing along with PP/PK units. ... Needs to cut down on turnovers, needs to keep things simple. Defensive-zone coverage, along with decision-making, are areas for improvement. Has pro potential with more development." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "An under-the-radar offensive blueliner with Ottawa, Hoefenmayer brings creativity and offensive vision to the game. He shows good effort in his own zone as well, specializing in clogging passing and shooting lanes." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "When NHL scouts asked me what I thought of him before Christmas, my stock answer was that I really liked him a lot, except that the feet just killed him for me as an NHL prospect. His pivots were a huge issue. I saw him a few times late in the season, and that’s pretty much my same opinion." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "An offensive-minded defenseman with a huge shot from the point. His skating is a major concern, as it is well below average. He does his best to adapt in game by continually keeping his feet moving. He has shown the ability to carry the puck up ice regardless of his skating concerns, showing good hands and the right paths up ice." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)