Noah Hanifin has been added to Team USA’s roster for the 2017 IIHF Men’s World Championship. This year’s World Championship will be held from May 5 to May 21 in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France.
This is Hanifin’s second appearance on Team USA’s World Championship senior squad. He also represented the US in the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship and the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Hanifin played one season at Boston College before going pro after being drafted fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In 2 full seasons with the Hurricanes he has scored 8 goals (4 each season) and recorded a total of 51 points. In last year’s World Championship he scored 1 goal and picked up 2 assists over 10 games.
Team USA currently is comprised of nine forwards, five defensemen and three goaltenders. The roster will continue to take shape in the coming weeks, as teams are knocked out of Stanley Cup contention.