Noah Warren is a big, strong two-way defender who always lets opponents know they’re in for a tough night. He’s just a pain in the ass to play against. He uses his stick to steer the opposition away from the best ice and takes away their time and space and when he closes in, he…
|Mar 30/22||Warren Noah||23652 – Gatineau vs. Rimouski||QMJHL||by Shaun Richardson||View Report|
|Mar 17/22||Warren Noah||23596 – Quebec vs. Gatineau||QMJHL||by Joey Fortin Boulay||View Report|
|Jan 9/22||Warren Noah||23139 – Gatineau vs. Rouyn-Noranda||QMJHL||by Zacharie Labrie||View Report|
|Jan 5/22||Warren Noah||23116 – Gatineau vs. Blainville-Boisbriand||QMJHL||by Andy Lehoux||View Report|
|Oct 9/21||Warren Noah||22577 – Gatineau vs. Blainville-Boisbriand||QMJHL||by Andy Lehoux||View Report|
Noah Warren is a big, strong two-way defender who always lets opponents know they’re in for a tough night. He’s just a pain in the ass to play against. He uses his stick to steer the opposition away from the best ice and takes away their time and space and when he closes in, he doles out a heavy impact. With his size and wingspan, he prevents a lot of zone entries and is very tough to pass by. He’s aggressive along the walls and will deliver punishing hits without mercy. With his imposing stature, he can dominate board battles, shut down zone entries, and is a terrific skater who has remarkable speed and agility for a player of his size, giving him excellent gap control. He consistently joins the rush as the fourth attacker over the blue line, but he’s also willing to transport the puck up ice and lead the rush. He defends well and is very composed under pressure, and he can push the pace and surprise his adversaries with clever fakes and the ability to drive wide. His shot explodes off his stick, as he can hammer the puck from higher in the zone and can step off the blue line and release a rocket in stride with just a flick of his wrist. It should be pointed out that he is not yet a finished product and, although there is a lot there, he could still use a fair bit of polish and refinement. His overall high-end potential remains a debate, but he has already made great strides in his game and expanded his degree of influence. Puck management and footwork are things that can always be improved upon. With a size and physicality that projects well to the pro game, if Warren can continues to develop the technical and tactical elements of his play, he has the potential to be a future second pair defender in the NHL.