Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 2.12.93 Plano, Texas
|How he arrived: Claimed off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks, 1.25.17
How he left: Still Active With The Devils
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
With the ongoing struggles of fourth line play, Ray Shero opted to go to the waiver wire back in January to get
From Noesen's (pronounced like Mason) standpoint, it was yet another fresh start that he was undertaking.
Sure, he's got some good tools to be an effective fourth liner (size, skating ability, energy, etc.), but his problem is
not that of skill or role availability.
Since he's turned pro, he has been plagued with injuries. He sat out all but six games in his first pro season with the
Norfolk Admirals of the AHL (4 of those games were playoff games.) because of a knee injury, and his second
one saw him miss significant time from an Achilles tendon.
He would finally see (close to) a full season of action in 15-16 with San Diego (65 games). That year, he also saw
one NHL game when he was in the Ducks' lineup against Arizona in March. (Note: That's not his first NHL game.
That came against Colorado the season before, during the final weeks.)
At the time of the waiver claim, he had seen his first extended stay in the NHL; he had been on the Ducks' roster
since the beginning of December, and had scored his first two goals during that period.
So far, he's been on par, maybe even slightly better, than his previous body of work. He's been staying healthy.
That's important. The next step, obviously, is to see if he can be a regular contributor.
|Entry Draft: 2011 First Round Pick (21st overall) by the