The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Tuesday that the team has reached a new deal with the forward Stefan Noesen on a partial two-year bilateral deal to keep him in the Carolina organization. The contract has a cap of $762,500, with the following breakdown:
2022-23: $750,000 NHL salary, $500,000 minor salary, $550,000 guaranteed
2023-24: $775,000 NHL salary and minors
Noesen had a successful first year with the Hurricanes, guiding their AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves to the 2022 Calder Cup. Noesen led the AHL in goals with 48 and added 37 assists for 85 points in 70 games . He also had a strong Calder Cup playoff streak, scoring 25 points in 18 games. It was a full-time return to the AHL for Noesen, who had spent the majority of his time in the NHL from 2016-17.
Now 29, Noesen is still a reliable backup in the event of an injury, but he doesn’t have much of a day-to-day advantage in the NHL anymore. He hasn’t scored a single NHL point since 2019-20 when he had seven goals and two assists in 40 games split between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks.
Set to return to his role as alternate captain in Chicago next year, Noesen will be tasked with helping lead a group of young Carolina prospects that includes Jack Drurry, ryan suzuki, Jamieson Reesand Noel Gunler.