SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Stefan Noesen (@stefannoesen) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Stefan came in here last season and made a pretty seamless transition both on and off the ice," said Wilson. "He plays the game with a high tempo and energy and isn't afraid to stick up for his teammates. We think he fits well with how we want our team to play and are happy he is returning to San Jose."
Noesen, 27, recorded seven goals, two assists and 32 penalty minutes in 40 games with both the Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019-20. Claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh on Dec. 19, Noesen ranked tied for fifth on the Sharks in goals (6) in his final 34 games with the team, while he led the team in game-winning goals (2, tied) and ranked second in even-strength goals (5) during that span. His 59 shots on goal since joining the Sharks also ranked fifth. He made his Sharks debut on Dec. 21 vs. St. Louis and became the first skater since Timo Meier (Dec. 16, 2016) to score in his Sharks debut.
In 199 career games with the Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Penguins and Sharks, Noesen has recorded 54 points (31 goals, 23 assists) with 120 penalty minutes. He recorded a career high 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) for the Devils in the 2017-18 season. Noesen made his NHL debut April 3, 2015 with Anaheim.
Noesen has also spent time in the American Hockey League (AHL), appearing in 138 career games, recording 85 points (37 goals, 48 assists) and 185 penalty minutes as a member of the Norfolk Admirals, San Diego Gulls and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
The six-foot-one, 205-pound Plano, Texas native was originally selected by Ottawa in the 2011 NHL Draft (first round, 21st overall).