Marcel Noebels
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Marcel Noebels


Tonisvorst Germany

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4th round (118th overall), 2011


195 lbs.

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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.

2013-14: Noebels skated in 52 games for Flyers AHL affiliate Adirondack in his second pro season and played for Germany in the 2014 World Championship in Belarus. He scored 3 goals with 8 assists and was minus-7 with 29 penalty minutes for the Phantoms. Adirondack missed the playoffs; finishing fourth in the Northeast Division. Noebels scored 1 goal and was plus-2 in seven games at the World Championship as Germany finished 14th in the 16-team tournament. 

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.


Noebels was bought out of his NHL contract by the Flyers in October 2014 and is now playing in Germany — skating for Eisbaren Berlin in the DEL in 2014-15. Still just 22-years-old, Noebels possesses a skill set that suggests he can make another run at an NHL career in the future. He is just as likely to play out his career in Europe and continue to compete for the Germany national team.

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