Chicago Blackhawks Greatest 100- #74 Brian Noonan

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 31: Brian Noonan
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 31: Brian Noonan /

The Chicago Blackhawks have had plenty of players that have made great contributions during a Stanley Cup Run.  Brian Noonan was one of those players that did that way back in 1992. 

There are players that can take getting pushed by coaches, and there are guys that struggle when a heavy handed coach is in charge of their game.

Brian Noonan is one of those guys that thrived when getting pushed by a coach that demanded a lot.  Noonan was ok early in his career, but his career year came in the 1991-1992 under the tutelage of Mike Keenan.

Anytime you talk about a player back in the 80’s or 90’s you can show some great footage of fights and brawls between the Hawks and a Norris Division rival.

Noonan’s 1992 season was his career high of 19 goals with 12 assists.  He also scored 6 times in the march to the 1992 Stanley Cup with 9 assists thrown in just for fun.

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Of course if you were around back then, the 1992 Stanley Cup run was Awesome until Jaromir Jagr changed the Stanley Cup Final with his Game #1 magic in a game that the Hawks dominated but choked away.

Brian Noonan like Steve Larmer did when his Stanley Cup with Mike Keenan with the New York Rangers when they ended their long 40 year drought in 1994.

Noonan played over 320 games for the Hawks which is really a long career for a 9th round selection in 1983, and he was one of those pesky guys that filled a role like Andrew Shaw did for the Chicago Blackhawks during this era of the Blackhawks.

Some will say he doesn’t belong, but he was there for the Hawks run in 1992 which was a fun ride to the Stanley Cup Final.

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