Nordh is a good quick passer with good physical tools and application, and good scanning habits. His upside is mainly as a defensive contributor and play-connector, and he could develop into a versatile third-line contributor.
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June 2023 – In a surprising move the Coyotes drafted a player under 6-4, as Nordh was selected 72nd overall by the Coyotes. Pat Quinn
March 2023 – Noel Nordh has an intriguing profile. He is quite big, he uses his frame to create physical advantages (eg. winning puck battles, creating separation on the puck), he’s an above-average skater and handler, and he’s a refined defensive winger. The shooting skill isn’t a strength, as he lacks power and isn’t a scoring threat from even medium-distance, but he has flashed some interesting playmaking sequences this season. His scanning habits are strong in all three zones and he reads the ice well, which makes him quite adaptable to multi-variable pressure as a puck carrier. In order to unlock his ceiling as an impactful and versatile third-line winger, Nordh will need to improve his shooting skill (which will also render his playmaking more deceptive), integrate more lateral movement and pace shifts into his rushes to be more unpredictable and dangerous, and really grow into his physical frame, his physical game is already a strength, but it could become a separating skill with targeted development. The team that drafts him will be taking a swing on tools, intelligence, and safety, as Nordh has a relatively high floor. Sebastian High