Noel Hoefenmayer

by Peter Harling on March 28, 2018

 

Noel Hoefenmayer, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 191

Born: 1999-01-06

Hometown:  Toronto, ON. CAN

Drafted: 108th overall in the fourth round by Arizona Coyotes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2018- Hoefenmayer, the Coyotes fourth round pick from 2017, has raised eyebrows during the first week of the OHL playoff's, picking up two goals and six points in his team's opening two games. He was recently rewarded with the OHL Player of the Week for his offensive output. "I seem like I've spent my whole life in the playoff's and I love the pressure." Hoefenmayer recently told the Ottawa Sun. The offensive defenseman put together a solid season for the Ottawa 67's, racking up seven goals and 33 points in 65 games, slightly behind his totals from last year. His skating is an issue and looks to be the biggest thing holding him back from being a top prospect for the Coyotes. Keith Duggan

July 2017 – Noel Hoefenmayer is a puck-moving defenseman with raw two-way capabilities. He is most proficient in the attacking zone by making the right decisions with the puck and helps his transition game. He's comfortable joining the rush but can sometimes forget he's a defenseman and can get caught chasing the puck at times. His defensive game definitely has flaws – including his positioning – but his experience over the last two years with a young blueline has allowed him to gain the confidence of his coach. He was relied on a lot as the Ottawa 67’s top defender logging the most minutes including time on the PK & PP. He carries a big frame and can punish his opponents effectively, but doesn't do it enough.  Kathryn Jean

Fantasy Outlook: C

Hoefenmayer can become a bonafide NHL prospect if he can work on his defensive game, perfect his skating and become more consistently physical using his size to his advantage.

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