When a player comes to a new team with a prior championship on their résumé, that’s a level of experience that tends to translate well into the new setting. For incoming Wild forward Noah Etter, he reports to Wenatchee with not just one but three championships in his last four years.
Etter enjoys dual citizenship in the United States and Switzerland, and calls Sunnyvale, CA his American home. He learned the game at the age of 4 and has played with a passion ever since. He’s a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and his favorite player is Patrick Kane. He enjoyed his visit to Wenatchee for the camp in May, noting that area mountains were reminiscent of Switzerland, and he enjoyed meeting the people in the Wenatchee Valley. He was impressed with the Wild’s home facility (Town Toyota Center) and every facet of the Wild program. He’s also seen his fair share of international play, having represented Switzerland at the U16, U17, U18, and U20 levels.
Wild Associate Head Coach Leigh Mendelson sees great promise in Etter. “Noah is a highly competitive forward who has the ability to contribute at both ends of the ice. He is a strong skater and has a good skill set with a work ethic that will bring energy and character to our lineup. He’s been a part of 3 Swiss Championship teams with his Genève-Servette club and that experience is invaluable.”