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Stefan Noesen (born February 12, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. Noesen was selected in the first round, 21st overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Stefan Noesen
Born (1993-02-12) February 12, 1993 (age 26)
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Anaheim Ducks
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2011
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2013–present

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Playing careerEdit

Noesen grew up playing hockey in the Dallas suburbs; one of his childhood teammates was future Devils teammate Blake Coleman[1]. He eventually moved north at age 14 and ended up playing major junior hockey with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.[2] He was selected by the Senators with the first round draft pick, which the team obtained from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Mike Fisher. He signed an entry level contract with Ottawa on December 29, 2011.[3]

Noesen made the Team USA lineup for the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships but was not allowed to participate in the tournament. At the time, he was serving a 10-game OHL suspension for a charging incident and the IIHF honored the suspension.[4] A few weeks later, following the resolution of the 2012 NHL lockout, Noesen was invited to the Senators' training camp held in Ottawa. He failed to make the Senators' lineup and on January 16, 2013, was returned to junior to play for the major junior team Plymouth Whalers.[5]

On July 5, 2013, Noesen was traded to the Anaheim Ducks along with forward Jakob Silfverberg and a first-round pick in the 2014 draft in exchange for forward Bobby Ryan.[6] On December 7, 2016, Noesen scored his first NHL goal.[7]

In the midst of his longest tenure in the NHL during the 2016–17 season, Noesen was placed on waivers by the Ducks after 2 goals in 12 games. On January 25, 2017, Noesen was claimed off waivers from Anaheim by the New Jersey Devils.[8] On July 26, 2017, the Devils re-signed Noesen to a one-year, two-way contract worth $660,000.[9]

Noesen had a career-high in points the following season, scoring a total of 13 goals and 27 points in 72 games; he was one of several improved players on the team who helped the Devils reach the playoffs for the first time since their Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2012. His performance improvement earned him another one-year extension with the Devils, which was worth $1.725 million.[10]

On June 25, 2019, Noesen was not tendered a qualifying offer to remain with the Devils, releasing him as a free agent.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Plymouth Whalers OHL 33 3 5 8 4
2010–11 Plymouth Whalers OHL 68 34 43 77 80 11 6 5 11 16
2011–12 Plymouth Whalers OHL 63 38 44 82 74 7 7 8 15 4
2012–13 Plymouth Whalers OHL 51 25 28 53 43 15 7 12 19 15
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 4 4 4
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 27 7 9 16 27
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 65 10 22 32 56 9 2 5 7 2
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 San Diego Gulls AHL 22 6 9 15 40
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 12 2 0 2 2
2016–17 New Jersey Devils NHL 32 6 2 8 22
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 72 13 14 27 36 4 1 0 1 4
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 41 3 5 8 28
NHL totals 159 24 21 45 88 4 1 0 1 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Devils find talent deep in heat of Texas". msgnetworks.com. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "2011 prospects: Stefan Noesen sees stars in his past, present, and future". HockeysFuture.com. June 24, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Senators add to prospect stockpile with signings". Ottawa Senators. December 29, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Senators prospect Stefan Noesen to miss world juniors". Canoe.ca. January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "News Release: Senators reduce training camp roster". Ottawa Senators. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ducks Acquire Silfverberg, Noesen and a First-Round Selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft From Ottawa in Exchange For Ryan". Anaheim Ducks. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  7. ^ Zupke, Curtis (December 7, 2016). "Ducks rally three times from two-goal deficits to beat Hurricanes in shootout". latimes.com. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Ryan, Chris (January 25, 2017). "Devils claim RW Stefan Noesen off waivers from Anaheim Ducks". NJ.com. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Devils sign forward Stefan Noesen to a one-year, two-way contract". New Jersey Devils. July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "Devils agree to terms with forward Stefan Noesen on a one-year contract". National Hockey League. July 17, 2018. Archived from the original on July 22, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  11. ^ New Jersey Devils (June 25, 2019). "NJ Devils: News". Twitter. Retrieved June 25, 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mika Zibanejad
Ottawa Senators first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Matthew Puempel