Place of BirthSt-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Warren is a big, strong defender who is really tough to play against. He uses his stick to direct opponents and take away time and space and, once in range, he can play a heavy game when he closes in. Warren is also a terrific skater who has some pretty good speed and is quite agile for a player his size. In an earlier viewing, I thought Warren looked a bit one-dimensional and favored of a more defense-only style, but in this game he flowed across the ice with and without the puck and showed off his offensive talents as well. He consistently joined the rush and even led the transition up ice a few times. He was able to separate from the opposition and made some fakes to attack and drive wide on the defense. His shot was really impressive from both the blue line or deeper in the zone, and on one rush he showed off a quick release and velocity that beat the goaltender but not the crossbar. In his own zone, Warren defended well and was very composed under pressure. He protected the puck against the forecheck, used his partner to reverse it away from trouble and found passing lanes to initiate breakouts. I really like Warren’s potential and he compares favorably to other defensemen of a similar stature available in the upcoming draft. He has the passing, footwork and physicality in an already NHL-ready frame that is sure to interest a number of teams. I think Warren could be selected as early as the second round and I certainly wouldn’t expect him to still be available beyond the third round. After developing through the junior and minor leagues, I see Warren as a solid third pair NHL defenseman with the real possibility of establishing himself as a second pair defender under the right circumstances.
Noah Warren's Reports
|Mar 30/22||Noah Warren||23652 – Gatineau vs. Rimouski||QMJHL||by Shaun Richardson||View Summary|
|Mar 17/22||Noah Warren||23596 – Quebec vs. Gatineau||QMJHL||by Joey Fortin Boulay||View Summary|
|Jan 9/22||Noah Warren||23139 – Gatineau vs. Rouyn-Noranda||QMJHL||by Zacharie Labrie||View Summary|
|Jan 5/22||Noah Warren||23116 – Gatineau vs. Blainville-Boisbriand||QMJHL||by Andy Lehoux||View Summary|
|Oct 9/21||Noah Warren||22577 – Gatineau vs. Blainville-Boisbriand||QMJHL||by Andy Lehoux||View Summary|