- Brian Noonan
Brian Noonan (born
May 29, 1965in Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired American ice hockeyright-winger. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes.
Originally selected in the
1983 NHL Entry Draftby the Chicago Blackhawks, Noonan played parts of seven seasons in Chicago, although during the middle part of his career with the Blackhawks he mainly saw playing time in the minors with the Indianapolis Ice. Noonan would eventually regain a roster spot with the Blackhawks, especially after Mike Keenanbecame head coach. His play contributed to the team reaching the finals in 1992.
Noonan would play for Keenan again when he was traded to the
New York Rangersat the trading deadline during the 1993–94 NHL season, and his play contributed to the Rangers reaching their first Stanley Cupin 54 years. Despite being credited to Mark Messier, the game winning goal of game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finalswas believed by many to be scored by Noonan..
After playing two seasons with the
Chicago Wolves, Noonan retired from professional play following the 2000–01 season.
*March 21, 1994- Traded by the
Chicago Blackhawks, along with Stephane Matteau, to the New York Rangersin exchange for Tony Amonteand Matt Oates.
*July 24, 1995- Signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues.
*November 13, 1996- Traded by the St. Louis Blues to the New York Rangers in exchange for
*March 8, 1997- Traded by the New York Rangers, along with
Sergei Nemchinov, to the Vancouver Canucksin exchange for Esa Tikkanenand Russ Courtnall.
*March 17, 1999- Signed as a free agen with the
Brian grew up the second youngest of eleven children in South Boston, Ma
* [http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1983/83179.html Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com]
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