The Chicago Wolves announced Friday that forward Stefan Noesen has been recalled from loan by the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and placed on their taxi squad. In addition, the Wolves have signed forward Chase Lang to a professional tryout contract (PTO).
Noesen, 28, has been the hottest player in the American Hockey League over the last six weeks. From Dec. 9 through Jan. 17, the Plano, Texas, native appeared in 10 Wolves games and stacked up 12 goals and 8 assists for the AHL’s winningest team. Noesen also helped Carolina earn a pair of victories on Dec. 16 and Dec. 18.
Noesen’s 18 goals for the season share the AHL lead with teammate Andrew Poturalski and Rochester’s Jack Quinn. Noesen leads the AHL with six game-winning goals, while his 37 points trail only Poturalski.
The 25-year-old Lang has produced 10 goals and 6 assists in 28 games for the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals this season. The sixth-year pro from Nanaimo, British Columbia, owns 34 games of AHL experience as he posted two goals and three assists for the Iowa Wild from 2015-18.
The Central Division-leading Wolves wrap up their five-game road trip with 2 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday at second-place Manitoba. The Wolves return to Allstate Arena for home games on Jan. 26, 28 and 29, which features the Chicago Mid-Winter Classic, presented by Planet Fitness, on Saturday, Jan. 29, vs. Rockford. For the best ticket deals, email a Wolves representative at WolvesTix@ChicagoWolves.com.