OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed forwards Stefan Noesen and Matt Puempel to three-year entry-level contracts.
Noesen, 18, was Ottawa’s second first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft. A 6-1, 198-pound right-winger from Plano, Texas, Noesen has scored 13 goals, 21 assists and recorded 32 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers this season.
Puempel, 18, was Ottawa’s third first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2011 entry draft. A 6-1, 201-pound left-winger from Essex, Ont., Puempel has scored 17 goals, 15 assists and recorded 27 penalty minutes in 29 games this year with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes.
Both Noesen and Puempel participated in the 2011 Senators summer development camp and played for Ottawa’s winning team at the 2011 rookie tournament held in September in Oshawa, Ont.