FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Noah Hanifin has seen all the Tweets. The notifications pop up on his phone displaying the hopes of fans hoping he lands with their favorite team. He hasn’t, however, kept track of the rumors about the No. 3 pick and the desires of some general managers to trade into that spot to take the 18-year Boston College defenseman.
“You can’t really pay attention to it because there are so many examples of crazy things happening in the past,” he said.
The NHL Draft begins at the No. 3 pick, held by the Arizona Coyotes. Hanifin could land there or he could fall a few spots. The uncertainty of his fate started to hit him when he arrived in South Florida.
“There’s definitely a lot of nerves. It’s starting to hit me now, a day away,” Hanifin said on Thursday. “You’ve been dreaming about something your whole life and now that it’s here it’s pretty surreal. There’s so many teams and so many things that could happen in the draft that it’s kind of making it really exciting forRead More »from Noah Hanifin fighting nerves as he awaits to learn NHL Draft fate