Last season he played for the Vernon Vipers, the same team fellow recruit Sahir Gill was on. The Vipers recently won the RBC cup (Canada's junior A championship).
Noonan is a "stay at home" defenseman, who is a low scorer with only two goals and sixteen assists in all of last season. But he did have four goals in the playoffs. He will likely be like Eric Gryba. Noonan only registered 60 penalty minutes on the season
"Noonan was one of the players that stood out for me at the Viper training camp last August, and he has had a solid rookie season. This won't sound like a compliment, but the thing about Noonan is you don't always notice him. While he doesn't always turn up on the scoresheet, he rarely gets caught making bad decisions. He's not flashy, but he is effective and always seems to make the smart play."-Vernon Morning Star, Terrier Hockey Fan Blog
In 2009, Noonan was on the Catholic Memorial team, which won the Super 8 Championship. Noonan was the team leader in points with 25 points.