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USA NOAH WELCH
Last team: Växjö Lakers HC - 2018
 CCM Hockey

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BIRTHYEAR 1982-08-26 BIRTHPLACEBrighton, MA, USA
AGE 38 NATION USA
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 193 cm / 6'4" WEIGHT 100 kg / 220 lbs
STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 2001 round 2 #54 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins
HIGHLIGHTS
2-time NCAA (ECAC) Champion 2
2-time SHL Champion 2

A big two-way defenseman, Welch plays a calm, steady game from the backend. Owns a good, hard point shot and is a pretty smooth skater. Can play a physical and aggressive game.
- Erik K. Piri, EP (2011)

Brother-in-law: Rhett Rakhshani

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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1999-00 St. Sebastian's School USHS-Prep 26 4 111535 |            
 2000-01 St. Sebastian's School USHS-Prep 30 11 203137 |            
 2001-02 Harvard Univ. NCAA 27 5 61156 |            
 2002-03 Harvard Univ. NCAA 34 6 222870 |            
 2003-04 Harvard Univ. NCAA 34 6 131958 |            
 2004-05 Harvard Univ.  NCAA 34 6 121886 |            
 2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 1 342 0 |            
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 77 9 202999 15 | Playoffs 11 1 0118
 2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 1 1222 1 |            
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 27 5 162124 8 |            
  Florida Panthers NHL 2 1 012 3 |            
  Rochester Americans AHL 11 2 4621 4 | Playoffs 6 0 2212 -4 
 2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 4 0 007 1 |            
 2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 23 1 1211 -5 |            
  Rochester Americans AHL 7 0 3310 -2 |            
  Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 17 0 0014 -4 |            
 2009-10 Chicago Wolves AHL 37 1 4533 8 | Playoffs 14 0 2210 -7 
 2010-11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 000 -1 |            
  Chicago Wolves AHL 50 2 111365 9 |            
 2011-12 HV71 SHL 51 4 61085 11 | Playoffs 6 1 120
 2012-13 Växjö Lakers HC  SHL 43 8 91756 -4 |            
 2013-14 Växjö Lakers HC  SHL 43 2 171982 12 | Playoffs 12 2 2410 -1 
 2014-15 Växjö Lakers HC  SHL 52 5 2328100 19 | Playoffs 17 2 4653 12 
 2015-16 MODO Hockey  SHL 32 3 131656 -1 | Relegation 7 0 3310
 2016-17 Malmö Redhawks SHL 51 2 91179 2 | Playoffs 13 1 1218 -8 
 2017-18 Växjö Lakers HC SHL 26 4 5963 2 | Playoffs 3 0 000
  USA  OG 5 0 004 -2 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2011-12 HV71 ET 8 1 458 |            
 2014-15 Växjö Lakers HC  Champions HL 4 0 2214 1 |            
 2017-18 Växjö Lakers HC Champions HL 6 0 3331 2 |            
  Team USA International 3 0 004 -2 |            
  USA Deutschland Cup 3 0 004 -2 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 209 19 58 77 0.37 252  42  | 31 1 4 5 0.16 40  -9 
  Champions HL: 10 0 5 5 0.50 45  |    
  Deutschland Cup: 3 0 0 0 0.00 -2  |    
  ET: 8 1 4 5 0.63 |    
  International: 3 0 0 0 0.00 -2  |    
  NCAA: 129 23 53 76 0.59 270  |    
  NHL: 75 4 5 9 0.12 58  -5  |    
  OG: 5 0 0 0 0.00 -2  |    
  SHL: 298 28 82 110 0.37 521  41  | 58 6 11 17 0.29 91 
  USHS-Prep: 56 15 31 46 0.82 72  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2001-2002 NCAA (ECAC) All-Rookie Team
  NCAA (ECAC) Champion
2002-2003 NCAA (East) Second All-American Team
  NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Star Team
2003-2004 NCAA (ECAC) Champion
2004-2005 NCAA (East) First All-American Team
  NCAA (ECAC) First All-Star Team
2005-2006 AHL All-Star Game
2014-2015 SHL Champion
  SHL Most Penalized Player (100)
  SHL Most Penalized Player Playoffs (53)
  SHL Playoffs MVP (Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy)
2015-2016 SHL Highest ATOI (24:52)
2017-2018 SHL Champion
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL All-Star Game 05/06
- NCAA (East) First All-American Team 04/05
- NCAA (East) Second All-American Team 02/03
- NCAA (ECAC) All-Rookie Team 01/02
- NCAA (ECAC) Champion 01/02, 03/04
- NCAA (ECAC) First All-Star Team 04/05
- NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Star Team 02/03
- SHL Champion 17/18, 14/15
- SHL Highest ATOI 15/16
- SHL Most Penalized Player 14/15
- SHL Most Penalized Player Playoffs 14/15
- SHL Playoffs MVP (Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy) 14/15



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2018-05-01 Confirmed Växjö Lakers HC Retired
2017-09-26 Confirmed Malmö Redhawks Växjö Lakers HC
2016-04-25 Confirmed MODO Hockey Malmö Redhawks
2015-06-17 Confirmed Växjö Lakers HC MODO Hockey
2013-01-30 Extension Växjö Lakers HC Växjö Lakers HC 2 years 
2012-05-03 Confirmed HV71 Växjö Lakers HC
2011-07-01 Confirmed Chicago Wolves HV71


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2000, round 14 #214 overall by Moncton Wildcats in the QMJHL Entry Draft
 
 
Cult/Star player for St. Sebastian's School
Cult/Star player for Växjö Lakers HC
 
Career transactions
- 2016-04-25 • Signed to a one-year contract by Malmö
- 2016-05-01 • Released by MODO (club relegated)
- 2015-06-17 • Signed to a two-year contract by MODO
- 2013-01-30 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by Växjö
- 2012-05-03 • Signed to a one-year contract by Växjö
- 2011-07-01 • Signed to a one-year contract by HV71
- 2010-06-30 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Atlanta Thrashers
- 2009-07-13 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Atlanta Thrashers
- 2009-03-04 • Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 2009 3rd round pick (later traded to Detroit; Andrej Nestrasil) for Steve Eminger
- 2007-09-12 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Florida Panthers
- 2007-02-27 • Traded to the Florida Panthers for Gary Roberts
- 2005-08-03 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins