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Brian Noonan (born May 29, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired American ice hockey right-winger. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes.

Brian Noonan
Born (1965-05-29) May 29, 1965 (age 54)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Blackhawks (1987–1994)
New York Rangers (1994–1995)
St. Louis Blues (1995–1996)
New York Rangers (1996–1997)
Vancouver Canucks (1996–1998)
Phoenix Coyotes (1999)
NHL Draft 179th overall, 1983
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1987–1999

Originally selected in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft by 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 Keenan became 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 Rangers at the trading deadline during the 1993–94 NHL season, and his play contributed to the Rangers reaching their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. Despite being credited to Mark Messier, the game-winning goal of game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals was later shown to be scored by Noonan.

After playing two seasons with the Chicago Wolves, Noonan retired from professional play following the 2000–01 season.

Noonan played for head coach Mike Keenan on four separate occasions; with the Blackhawks, Rangers, Blues, and Canucks.

Now, Brian Noonan coaches the Naperville North High School Huskies. This high school team is from the state of Illinois.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Archbishop Williams High School HS-MA 21 26 17 43
1983–84 Archbishop Williams High School HS-MA 17 14 23 37
1984–85 New Westminster Bruins WHL 72 50 66 116 76 11 8 7 15 4
1985–86 Saginaw Generals IHL 76 39 39 78 69 11 6 3 9 8
1985–86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 70 25 26 51 30 5 3 1 4 4
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 10 20 30 44 3 0 0 0 4
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 4 12 16 28 1 0 0 0 0
1988–89 Saginaw Hawks IHL 19 18 13 31 36 1 0 0 0 0
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 8 0 2 2 6
1989–90 Indianapolis Ice IHL 56 40 36 76 85 14 6 9 15 20
1990–91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 4 4 2
1990–91 Indianapolis Ice IHL 59 38 53 91 67 7 6 4 10 18
1991–92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 19 12 31 81 18 6 9 15 30
1992–93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 16 14 30 81 4 3 0 3 4
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 14 21 35 57
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 12 4 2 6 12 22 4 7 11 17
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 45 14 13 27 26 5 0 0 0 8
1995–96 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 13 22 35 84 13 4 1 5 10
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 13 2 5 7 0
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 44 6 9 15 28
1996–97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 4 8 12 6
1997–98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 10 15 25 62
1998–99 Indianapolis Ice IHL 65 19 44 63 128
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 4
1999–2000 Chicago Wolves IHL 80 30 32 62 80 16 4 7 11 10
2000–01 Chicago Wolves IHL 82 21 32 53 103 16 1 6 7 38
IHL totals 437 205 249 454 568 65 23 29 52 94
NHL totals 629 116 159 275 517 71 17 19 36 77

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