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2022 NHL Draft | Under the Microscope: Noah Warren


Noah Warren has been quietly going about his business since the start of the 2021-22 season with the Gatineau Olympiques, working hard and trying to improve every day under head coach Louis Robitaille.

While he may have begun this campaign a bit under radar, he is firmly in the spotlight now as he continues to rise up the different prospect rankings ahead of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

Considering what he brings to his team, it’s not a surprise that Warren has been attracting a lot of positive attention. The 17-year-old is a 6’5’’ right-handed defenseman, who can play both sides, and can skate very well, a distinct advantage for someone his size.

“My biggest asset is my skating,” admitted Warren. “It helps me cover the ice more easily. It helps in my defensive zone, getting myself into position or to get back in front of the net. In the offensive zone, it helps me join the rush and support the forwards.”

With 12 points in his first 29 games, Warren has already tripled his offensive output from last season in the same number of games played. Projected as more of a late-round draft pick this past summer, he has since catapulted to being considered as a potential second round selection.

One person who isn’t surprised by his rise is Robitaille, who has been complimentary of Warren’s potential and always praised his inspired play since he’s joined the Olympiques last year.

One look at his family’s rich sports pedigree and it’s clear that Warren was born to be an athlete. His grandfather, Raynald Boutin, played in the QMJHL in the 1970s before getting drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers. Noah’s father, Claude, played through U18 hockey before becoming a swimming coach, while his mother, Magalie, was a nationally ranked swimmer.

Growing up, a young Noah Warren unsurprisingly swam, played soccer, tennis, and basketball, but hockey was always his first passion. He knew the rink is where he belonged.

Given that mobile, right-handed defensemen are in high demand across the NHL these days, it’s no surprise why Warren is making a strong impression just a few months away from the draft. He has all the tools and the drive to succeed, now he’s putting it all together to become an impact player.


Noah Warren
Height: 6’5″ | Weight: 214 lbs
Birthdate: July 15, 2004
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Shoots: Right  

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