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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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May 2019- The Coyotes have decided to not sign Hoefenmayer to an entry-level contract, and he can now re-enter the 2019 NHL Draft. Hoefenmayer was excellent offensively in the OHL, this past year he put up 16 goals and 62 points in 68 games. Unfortunately, his skating was not very good and Hoefenmayer still needs work in his own zone. Keith Duggan 

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 Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 6, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 191 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 4; Overall: 108


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Invitational5 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 11
 2013-2014 Toronto Nationals U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Toronto Nationals U16 AAAGTHL U162 0 00 2|        
  Toronto Nationals U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA8 1 45 0|        
 2014-2015 Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAGTHL U1662 10 2333 28|        
  Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAOHL Cup7 0 55 2|        
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-164 0 11 0|        
 2015-2016 Ottawa 67'sOHL45 2 35 18|Playoffs4