December is prospect Month at SenShot, where we will be looking at a different player in the Senator’s system each day, whether it be in the AHL, CHL, NCAA or Europe.
Today we check in on 2011 first round pick Stefan Noesen.
Name: Stefan Noesen
Current Team: Plymouth Whalers, OHL
Acquired: Senators 1st round pick, 21st overall in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
HIS SEASON SO FAR: Noesen has picked up where he has left off for the Whalers. Once again scoring at more than a point per game (23 GP, 16G, 8A, 24PTS) and leads his club in goals. He is on pace to pass the 30 goal mark for the third straight season, despite missing time with an ankle sprain. He could also miss more time should he make the US team for this month’s World Junior Championships. He was passed over last year but stands a great chance of playing this time around as a 19 year old.
PROSPECT STATUS : Top 6 forward with finishing ability who will score goals at the NHL level
WHEN TO EXPECT HIM: 2014-15 With a multitude of young prospects ahead of him, Noesen must be patient. He should get his chance to make an impact after a year or two of seasoning in Binghamton.