Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Stefan Noesen to a one-year, two-way contract worth $660,000 at the NHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Noesen, 24, split the 2016-17 season between Anaheim, San Diego (AHL) and New Jersey. This past season, he made his season debut and scored his first career NHL goal with the Ducks on December 7, 2016 vs. Carolina. The 6-1, 205lb., forward was claimed on waivers by New Jersey from Anaheim on January 25, 2017. He scored one goal in each of his first two games as a Devil, Jan. 26 vs. Washington and Jan. 31 at Detroit. Through 32 regular-season games with New Jersey, Noesen notched six goals and eight points. He also tallied the first assist of his NHL career on Feb. 14 vs. Colorado.
The Plano, TX native has spent the past three-plus seasons between the NHL and AHL. Through 116 AHL regular-season games, skating for Norfolk and San Diego, Noesen has 23 goals and 40 assists for 63 points to go along with 127 penalty minutes. In 46 NHL games with Anaheim and New Jersey, he has eight goals and 10 points with 24 penalty minutes. Born on February 12, 1993, Noesen was Ottawa's second choice (1st round), 21st overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.