Stefan Noesen
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Stefan Noesen

Hometown:

Plano Texas

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-02-12

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Ottawa, 2013

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Stefan Noesen scored 24 goals among his 48 points to lead his Detroit Compuware U-16 squad to the USA Hockey National Under-16 championship. Noesen was chosen in the fourth round, 64th overall, of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection by the Plymouth Whalers.

2009-10: In his OHL rookie season with the Plymouth Whalers he scored only three goals and five assists and had just 4 PIM in 33 games.  Noeson admitted “I didn’t really have that great a year. I had to be more mature. It was (difficult) just coming into a 19-year-old league.”

2010-11: After an honest off-season heart to heart with his coaches and with the encouragement of his summer training partner Brendan Morrow of the Dallas Stars, Noesen returned to the OHL with a renewed outlook. In 68 games in his second season for the Whalers, he led his team in scoring with 34 goals and 43 assists to go along with 80 penalty minutes. In 11 playoff games, Noesen scored six goals and added five assists while adding 16 penalty minutes playing an instrumental role in their first-round upset of the Kitchener Rangers. Noesen was chosen in the first round, 21st overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators.

2012-13: Noesen was an assistant captain for Plymouth and scored at a point-per-game pace in his fourth OHL season. He scored 25 goals with 28 assists in 51 games – missing time with a 10-game OHL suspension that prevented him for playing for Team USA in the 2013 World Junior Championship. The Whalers finished first in the West Division and reached the Western Conference finals against OHL champion London. Noesen scored 7 goals with 12 assists in 15 playoff games and was +15 with 24 penalty minutes. The Ducks acquired Noesen from Ottawa in July 2013 along with Jakob Silfverberg and a 1st round pick in 2014 in the trade for Bobby Ryan.

2013-14: Noesen missed most of his first pro season after suffering a knee injury — skating in two regular season games for Anaheim AHL affiliate Norfolk in October before being hurt — and then returning for four games in the Calder Cup playoffs. He had no points and was an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes during the regular season. The Admirals finished third in the East Division and reached the second round. Noesen had 4 assists and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes in four playoff games.

Talent Analysis

Noesen, when healthy, offers an interesting package of size, skating, competitiveness and feistiness. He presents a challenge to the opposition with his determined, high-energy style that was once compared to Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry by Ottawa GM Bryan Murray. Noesen displays leadership ability and delivers in the clutch. Injuries have hampered his pro career as he missed all but six games his first year with a serious knee injury and suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon at the beginning of the 2014-5 season that will have him out for a long period.

Future

Noesen was viewed as a key prospect when he was acquired by the Ducks as part of the Bobby Ryan trade with Ottawa but has had hard luck with injuries in his first two seasons in the Anaheim organization. Noesen attended training camp with the Ducks before being assigned to Anaheim AHL affiliate Norfolk to start the 2014-15 season. After missing most of the previous season due to a knee injury, Noesen suffered a freak injury off a face-off against Manchester in the Admirals' fourth game of the year — suffering an Achilles tendon injury that is expected to keep him out for up to four months. Long-term, assuming he makes a full recovery, his talent and hockey sense suggest Noesen could develop into a highly-desirable second or third line NHL winger.

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