With the 21st overall selection, the Ottawa Senators selected Stefan Noeson, a right winger from the Plymouth Whalers.
Noeson finished the 2010-11 season tied for the team lead in points with a total of 77 points in 68 games with the Plymouth Whalers. Noeson was ranked 35th by NHL Central Scouting in their final rankings and his head coach Mike Vellucci had this to say about Noeson's play:
"The bigger the game, the better he plays. He plays big in the big games and there's not a lot of guys like that. (Noesen's) hands are phenomenal, he works on them constantly. His scoring and his playmaking are two areas that we rely on the most. He has a very high hockey I.Q. He wants to be in that pressure-cooker moment where he is relied upon. He actually looks forward to it. When the game is on the line, he wants to be involved. He is the ultimate competitor."
Read more on Stefan Noeson at our Ottawa Senators blog, Silver Seven.
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