The American Hockey League Hartford Wolf Pack have loaned
former Vernon Vipers defenceman Garrett Noonan to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Noonan attended the New York Rangers training camp in October before being assisgned to the American Hockey League.
Noonan started last season with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Cincinnati Cyclones, split last year between Cincinnati & the American Hockey League (AHL) Milwaukee Admirals.
After four seasons at Boston University Noonan signed a Entry-Level Deal with the Nashville Predators on April 22nd 2014 also signed an amateur try-out contract (ATO) with the American Hockey League (AHL) Milwaukee Admirals. Noonan has spent the past two seasons playing with Cincinnati & Milwaukee. Noonan was drafted by Nashville in Round 4 #112 overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Noonan played one season in Vernon (2009-2010) In 58 regular season games with the Vipers Noonan collected (2-goals-16-assists-18-points).
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Swamp Rabbits Opening Day Roster Unveiled
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced Thursday the team’s official roster for the upcoming 2016-17 ECHL season. Greenville has 12 forwards, eight defensemen, and three goaltenders prepared for the road toward the 2017 Kelly Cup.
Greenville returns nine players who saw time in the 2015-16 season while bringing in seven rookie skaters into the mix. Captain Bretton Cameron along with Tyler Brown are the veterans on the roster with 667 games logged in the ECHL and AHL combined. Goaltender Jeff Malcolm returns between the pipes after spending parts of three seasons between Greenville and Hartford. Eleven different players on the Greenville roster have had time in the American Hockey League, bringing a wealth of experience to the upstate for the upcoming season.
“Our staff put a lot of time this offseason into finding the right group of guys to compete at a high level here in Greenville,” said Head Coach Brian Gratz.“We have a great group and I’m excited to get the season started.”
To complete the roster, the Swamp Rabbits also have traded defenseman Tyler Elbrecht to the Missouri Mavericks in exchange for future considerations. Elbrecht logged 65 games for the Swamp Rabbits in 2015-16. With two goals and ten assists for 12 points, Elbrecht served as an alternate captain during his third professional year. His 148 penalty minutes led the Swamp Rabbits. The Edwardsville, IL native joins his fourth team since entering the league in 2013.
With the announcement of the team roster, the Swamp Rabbits complete their final transactions of the preseason. Greenville has added defensemen Justin DaSilva and Garrett Noonan along with forwards Ahti Oksanen and Adam Chapie. Noonan and Oksanen are on loan from Hartford, while Chapie has been reassigned to Greenville by the New York Rangers. DaSilva rejoins the Swamp Rabbits for a second season after a preseason tryout with the Wolf Pack. Oksanen, Noonan, and Chapie all will wear Swamp Rabbit jerseys for the first time. In addition, Zach Loesch has been released from his professional tryout and Chad Duchesne has been moved to the injured reserve list.
DaSilva produced 21 points (3g, 18a) for Greenville from the blue line in his rookie season. Oksanen enters his rookie season after a prolific career at Boston University. As one of the team’s top scorers for three of four seasons, the Finnish forward put 36 points up in 39 games as a senior. Also entering his rookie season, Chapie was one of the top scorers at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for three seasons. In that time he collected 89 points for the River Hawks in 113 games.
Noonan comes to the Swamp Rabbits as a 4th Round NHL Draft Pick by the Nashville Predators in 2011. Now in his third pro season, Noonan has compiled 57 career AHL games and 73 ECHL games over time with Milwaukee (AHL) and Cincinnati. In the ECHL, the defenseman has 53 career points with the Cyclones. Noonan also captained the Boston University Terriers during his senior season.
The Swamp Rabbits begin the regular season on Friday night against the Florida Everblades for a two game series. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. from Estero, FL to begin the seventh year of hockey in the upstate.