NHL News: Maple Leafs sign D Brennan Menell; Hurricanes add F Stefan Noesen

Maple Leafs sign Brennan Menell
Dec 14, 2019; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Brennan Menell (61) skates with the puck in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Brennan Menell to a one-year, two-way contract on Sunday.

The deal carries an NHL salary of $750,000 for 2021-22.

Maple Leafs sign Brennan Menell

Menell, 24, was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, with the Wild receiving a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2022.

He skated in five NHL games for the Wild in 2019-20 and spent last season with Dinamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, tallying 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) in 47 games.

Hurricanes sign Stefan Noesen

Mar 8, 2020; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Stefan Noesen (11) controls the puck during the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes agreed Sunday to a one-year, two-way contract with forward Stefan Noesen.

The deal will pay Noesen $750,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 at the AHL level with a $300,000 guarantee.

The 28-year-old skated in six games last season with the San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs.

He has 54 points (31 goals, 23 assists) and 122 penalty minutes in 205 career games with the Anaheim Ducks (2015-17), New Jersey Devils (2017-19), Pittsburgh Penguins (2019), Sharks (2019-21) and Maple Leafs (2021).

“Stefan is a veteran forward who plays a high-energy game,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a news release. “We’re excited to add him to our organization.

Noesen set career highs with 13 goals and 14 assists in 72 games with the Devils in 2017-18. The Texas native was a first-round pick (21st overall) by the Ottawa Senators in 2011.

–Field Level Media