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.