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Born August 26, 1982 (1982-08-26) (age 27),
Brighton, MA, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Atlanta Thrashers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Florida Panthers
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 54th overall, 2001
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2005 – present

Noah Paul Welch (born August 26, 1982 in Brighton, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Welch was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, chosen 54th overall in the 2nd round. Noah was the captain of the Harvard University Hockey team, graduating in 2005. Before his college career at Harvard he played high school hockey at St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts.

Welch made his NHL debut in the latter stages of the 2005–2006 seasonfor the Penguins in a victory over the NY Islanders picking up his first NHL point with an assist. In his next game against the Montreal Canadiens, having replaced the suspended Eric Cairns, he suffered a nightmare start, scoring in his own net, but made amends by scoring his first NHL goal in the third period against the team he always cheered against as a child and Boston Bruins fan. In total he scored four points (one goal, three assists) in five games. He was named to the AHL 2007 All-Star game, representing the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

On February 27, 2007, Welch was traded by the Penguins to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Gary Roberts.[1]

On March 4, 2009, the Panthers traded Welch along with a third round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Defenceman Steve Eminger.[2]

On July 13, 2009, Welch signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers.[3]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Harvard University ECAC 27 5 6 11 56
2002–03 Harvard University ECAC 34 6 22 28 70
2003–04 Harvard University ECAC 34 6 13 19 58
2004–05 Harvard University ECAC 34 6 12 18 86
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 77 9 20 29 99 11 1 0 1 18
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 1 3 4 2
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 27 5 16 21 24
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 1 1 2 22
2006–07 Florida Panthers NHL 2 1 0 1 2
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 11 2 4 6 21 6 0 2 2 12
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 4 0 0 0 7
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 23 1 1 2 11
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 7 0 3 3 10
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 17 0 0 0 14
NHL totals 73 4 5 9 58

Personal life

Noah Welch is a Christian. He is the son of Debra and David Welch. He has three older siblings. Welch decided to donate his brain to concussion research at the The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine after his death.[4].

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