If you thought things have been going well for the Milwaukee Admirals since they re-tooled their defense you can’t help but see the following news and appreciate the depth within the organization. Today Garrett Noonan has been named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 8-14.
Press Release via ECHL:
Cincinnati Cyclones’ defenseman Garrett Noonan is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 8-14.
Noonan scored two goals and added five assists for seven points last week as the Cyclones went 4-0-0.
The 25-year-old had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Kalamazoo on Wednesday and in a 6-5 victory over Fort Wayne on Friday, picked up an assist in a 2-0 win over Evansville on Saturday and tallied two assists on Sunday in a 4-3 victory at Evansville.
A native of Norfolk, Mass., Noonan has 26 points (5g-21a) in 36 games with the Cyclones this season and he has added one assist in 14 games with Milwaukee of the American Hockey League.
Selected by the Nashville Predators in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Noonan has 36 points (6g-30a) in 59 career games with Cincinnati and 10 points (4g-6a) in 54 career games with Milwaukee.
Prior to turning pro, Noonan tallied 81 points (30g-51a) in 144 career games at Boston University.
On behalf of Garrett Noonan, a case of pucks will be donated to a Cincinnati youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 33,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
This season Noonan has logged 36 games for the Cyclones and is their top scoring defenseman with 26 points (5 goals, 21 assists). He has a plus/minus rating of +11, 43 penalty minutes, and is a 0.72 point per game player from the blueline. In the week that gave him this award he notched 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) from 4 games.
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2 thoughts on “Garrett Noonan Named ECHL Player of the Week”
Just imagine if Noonan ever got an opportunity in Milwaukee ??
Mike: What’s sad is that what Nashville expected in Noonan they’re getting out of Murphy now. But, like Aronson’s hot ECHL run before his 2014-15 AHL season, I can see Noonan taking Näkyvä’s place next season. I think Näkyvä was a one-year experiment that hasn’t worked. He was an offensive puck mover in Europe… that hasn’t translated in the AHL. Noonan can be that guy next season for sure.