Marcel Noebels
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Marcel Noebels

Hometown:

Tonisvorst Germany

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-03-14

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

4th round (118th overall), 2011

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Marcel Noebels played for Jungadler Mannheim's J-18 squad, scoring 12 goals and adding 18 assists for 30 points in 36 games. In 8 playoff games, Noebels scored 3 goals and added 5 assists for 8 points.

2008-09: Noebels played for Jungadler Mannheim in the J-18 league, scoring 22 goals and adding 26 assists for 48 points in 36 games. In 7 playoff games, Noebels scored 6 goals and added 11 assists for 17 points. Noebels played for Germany at the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring 2 goals in 5 games. He also represented Germany at the 2009 U-18 World Junior Championship, picking up no points in 6 games.

2009-10: Noebels saw his first action in Germany's top league as he appeared in 33 games for the Krefeld Pinguine. He scored 1 goal and added 2 assists for 3 points for that club. Noebels also played for the Krefelder EV 1981 U-18 squad, scoring 17 goals and adding 36 assists for 53 points in 27 games. In 5 playoff games, he scored 3 goals and added 3 assists for 6 points. Noebels played for Germany at the 2010 U-18 World Junior Championship (D1), where he scored 9 goals and added 10 assists for 19 points in 5 games. Noebels was chosen in the first round, 10th overall, of the 2010 CHL Import Draft by the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds.

2010-11: In his WHL rookie season, Noebels played in 66 games for the Thunderbirds. He scored 28 goals and added 26 assists for 54 points. Noebels played for Germany at the 2011 U-20 World Junior Championship, scoring 1 goal and adding 2 assists for 3 points in 6 games.

2011-12: Noebels attended Flyers camp before returning to Seattle in the WHL. He skated in 31 games for the Thunderbirds before going to the Portland Winterhawks in a trade deadline deal. He was one of Seattle's top scorers at the time of the trade with 10 goals and 14 assists but was minus-22 on the last-place club. He flourished going from the T-Birds to Portland, which reached the WHL finals. He was plus-19 with 10 goals and 24 assists in 31 regular season games and was the third-leading scorer for Portland in the WHL playoffs; scoring 8 goals with 15 assists in 22 games. The Winterhawks lost to Edmonton in a classic,  seven-game OHL final series.

2012-13: Noebels made his professional debut in North America as a 20-year-old — splitting the season between the Flyers' AHL affiliate in Adirondack and the ECHL's Trenton Titans. Spending the NHL lockout with the Titans, Noebels joined the Phantoms in early January and in 43 games he scored 13 goals with 10 assists; finishing with an even plus/minus and 6 penalty minutes. Adirondack missed the playoffs after finishing last in the Northeast Division. Noebels scored 11 goals with 19 assists and was -7 with 14 penalty minutes in 31 games for Trenton.

 

Talent Analysis

Noebels is a big-bodied winger who plays a conscientious, two-way game. He isn't overly creative offensively but is effective on the attack utilizing his heavy shot and then driving to the net - both tendencies that should fit in well with the Flyers’ style of play.


 

Future

Noebels should log most of his time in 2013-14 with Adirondack of the AHL. While his size and strength are already ideal for a power forward, and he is a willing defender and back checker, he will need to continue to develop his overall game to be able to compete at the NHL level. It appears the Flyers got a high-value pick in the fourth round and, should he continue on his current developmental path, Noebels has the potential to be an effective scoring power forward in the NHL.

 

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