After being selected fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Noah Hanifin signed a three-year entry-level contract. Considered a key piece in the future of the organization, Hanifin has been compared to the likes of Seth Jones and Aaron Ekblad. After the 10th game of his rookie season, his entry-level contract became official, and he made a smooth transition into the NHL at the age of 18. In only his sophomore season in 2016-17, he showed his ability and continued to develop into a defensive star. Hanifin has signed this Carolina Hurricanes mini stick in silver paint pen. His signature is deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated's Five Step Process.