2008-09: Garrett Noonan skated in 30 games for Catholic Memorial High School as the team won the Massachusetts Super 8 Championship. A team co-captain and co-MVP of the Catholic Conference, Noonan scored 12 goals with 22 assists.
2009-10: Noonan played in 58 regular season games for the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers tallying 2 goals and 16 assists, then went on to add 3 goals and 3 assists in 19 playoff games.
2010-11: Noonan notched 4 goals and 11 assists in 38 games as a freshman for the Boston University Terriers. He also added 89 PIMs on the season, a significant jump from his totals in the BCHL.
2011-12: Noonan was the leading goal scorer among Hockey East defensemen as a sophomore -scoring 16 goals for the Terriers. He also had 11 assists and was plus-19 in 38 games with 64 penalty minutes. Eight of his 16 goals were scored on the Boston University power play. The Terriers finished third in Hockey East and reached the conference tournament semifinals with a double OT win over New Hampshire. In the NCAA tournament the Terriers lost to Minnesota.
Noonan is a classic two way defenseman that takes care of business efficiently in his zone but can also bring some offensive punch from the backend. The mobile, smooth skating defender has a very good first pass, a hard accurate shot and can operate the power play unit. The fourth round pick has surprised many people with his fast development over the last few years at the NCAA level. He could project into a top-four defenseman in the NHL.
Noonan chose to return for his junior year at the University of Boston instead of turning pro with Nashville and will be expected to improve on last season excellent offensive totals for the Terriers. If he can show even more growth to his overall game this season then the talented blueliner could be signing an NHL entry level contract as early as this spring.