Noah Welch

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.04
Weight: 
218
Born: 
08/26/1982
Age: 
26
Hometown: 
Brighton, MA
Acquired: 
Acquired from the Florida Panthers in a trade on March 4, 2009
Last Team: 
Florida (NHL)
Projects As: 
Top 4 Defensman
Depth Chart Weight: 
-3

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2009
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Pittsburgh Penguins
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
54
Draft Team: 
Harvard (ECAC)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
09/12/2007
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$650 000
Contract End Year: 
2009
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$750 000

Bio

Awards: 

2004-05

  • NCAA - East First All-American Team
  • ECAC - First All-Star Team


2003-04

  • ECAC - All-Conference Honorable Mention


2002-03

  • ECAC - All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • ECAC - Second-Team All-Conference Team


2001-02

  • ECAC - All-Rookie Team

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Is both big and poised along the blueline. Owns a big point shot and decent offensive upside. Projects as an all-around defender.

Weaknesses: 

Must show greater consistency in order to maximize potential. Needs to use his size more convincingly in the defensive zone.

Projection: 

Top four defenseman.

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