The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Nathan Noel (NOHL) on a three-year contract that begins next season and runs through the 2019-20 campaign.
Noel, drafted by the Blackhawks in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2016 National Hockey League Draft, recently completed his fourth regular season with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he matched a career high with 24 goals. That total finished fifth on the team. He currently has six assists during the 2017 QMJHL playoffs.
In four seasons with Saint John, the 19-year-old has recorded 208 points on 85 goals and 123 helpers in 242 career games. He set career highs in goals (24), assists (38) and points (62) during the 2014-15 campaign. He helped Team Canada to a Bronze Medal at the 2015 IIHF U-18 World Championship. He notched two assists in seven games during the tournament.