Noesen enjoyed a breakthrough NHL season with the New Jersey Devils in 2017-18, finishing with 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 72 games. The Devils had claimed the 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 25, 2017.
Noesen grew up in suburban Dallas and played youth hockey with future Devils teammate Blake Coleman. He was chosen by the Ottawa Senators with the No. 21 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft and was invited to training camp after the 2012-13 NHL lockout, but failed to make the team and was returned to Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League.