The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Stefan Noesen (STEH-fihn NAY-suhn) on a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The two-way deal runs through the end of this season and has an average annual value of $700,000 at the NHL level.
Noesen, 26, who was previously playing on an AHL level deal with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, will report to Pittsburgh.
In 22 games this year with WBS, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Noesen has recorded 14 goals, eight assists and 22 points with a plus-8. The forward’s team-leading 14 goals and 22 points rank second and ninth, respectively, across the entire AHL. His 14 goals thus far are also a career high.
The Plano, TX native has played 159 career NHL games split between the Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils, recording 24 goals, 21 assists and 45 points. He recorded career highs with 13 goals, 14 assists and 27 points in 72 games with the Devils in 2017-18.
Noesen has played parts of five seasons in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals, San Diego Gulls and WBS. He has recorded 37 goals, 48 assists and 85 points in 138 career AHL games. He set career highs in 2015-16 with San Diego in games played (65), assists (22) and points (32).
Noesen was originally drafted in the first round (21st overall) of the 2011 draft by the Ottawa Senators. Prior to his professional career, he played four seasons for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League from 2009-13 where he recorded 220 points (100G-120A) in 215 games.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is home this weekend for a pair of games against the Texas Stars, the first ever meetings between the two clubs.
Friday’s game is another EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAY, with $15 lower bowl seats, select draft beers for $2 from 6-7:30, and postgame autographs from a pair of Penguins players. (Purchase Tickets Here).
Saturday night is our annual Tobyhanna Teddy Bear Toss, benefitting Operation Santa Claus. Bring a new, unwrapped plush toy to the game and toss it onto the ice following the Penguins first goal. All toys will be donated to children in need throughout the area.
Saturday is also a McDonald’s FAN-Tastic Night. Fans can get a ticket to the game, a McDonald’s Value Meal, and a Penguins hat all starting for as low as just $11. (Purchase Tickets Here).
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins’ 2019-20 regular season, including 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s state-of-the-art, high-definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV are available now. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2019-20 subscriptions.