Noebels Flees Philadelphia Flyers Organization, Signs With Eisbaeren Berlin

(Claus Vetter / Der Tagesspiegel) … Marcel Noebels had notched 16 goals and 34 points in 95 American Hockey League games for the Adirondack Phantoms the past season and a half but, at the conclusion of the new Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ AHL training camp this fall, the Philadelphia Flyers’ fourth round pick (# 118 overall) at the 2011 National Hockey League Draft found himself assigned to the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League.

Germany national team winger Marcel Noebels has dissolved his contract with the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers organization and signed a new deal with Eisbaeren Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, according to the official website of the German capital city club :

“The profile of Marcel Noebels — young, good hockey player with lots of potential — fits perfectly with Eisbaeren Berlin,” said veteran general manager Peter John Lee, the former first round pick of the Montreal Canadiens who later skated in 431 NHL games (114 go, 245 pts) for the Pittsburgh Penguins before originally arriving in what was then West Germany to sign for elite league club EG Duesseldorf, the North Rhine-Westphalian outfit then skating in the old Bundesliga, in the mid-1980s.

“For us, this new acquisition is not a short-term deal. We are building long-term with Noebels, but he can already definitely help us along now,” said Stefan Ustdorf, the former Germany national team veteran who skated in 54 NHL games (7 go, 17 pts) for the Washington Capitals in the mid-1990s.

If everything goes according to plan, Noebels will play for Eisbaeren Berlin for the first time in the away game against the Koelner Haie this coming Friday. The 22-year-old will celebrate his home debut for Eisbaeren at the O2 World Berlin on Sunday against the Schwenninger Wild Wings. Noebels will wear jersey # 92, which, of course, is the same “Rueckennummer” that the former Philadelphia Flyers farmhand wore for the national team of Germany at both the 2013 & 2014 IIHF World Championships.

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