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Blackhawks Top 100- #83 Brian Noonan

We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down Memory Lane.

Brian Noonan was a 1983 Blackhawks draftee (179th Overall)

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Game Winning Goals-8

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There were times during his career that Brian Noonan played like a 9th round draft pick which meant there were some dark days in his career with the Blackhawks, but there were times when Noonan played some really good hockey and most of those times were usually when he was being coached by Mike Keenan.

Noonan’s career season came in the Blackhawks Stanley Cup season of 1992.  He had his best regular season and by far his greatest postseason, and although he had his struggles with the Hawks including getting sent down to the minors for a short time it’s his strong 1992 season and postseason gets him on this list and countdown. Noonan was part of the special 92 team that was led by Dirk Graham and Jeremy Roenick and Noonan was a perfect fit in the Keenan system.

Noonan did get a Stanley Cup with his old coach Mike Keenan and Steve Larmer in New York with the Rangers in 1994 to end their 40 year old streak.

What do you think? Too high too low or should he not be on the list?

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