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Predators pluck Noonan
The 20-year-old defenceman, who helped the Vipers win the 2010 Royal Bank Cup in Dauphin, Man., was taken 112th overall, in the fourth round of the NHL Entry Draft Saturday in Minnesota.
Noonan, a 6-foot, 205-pounder, put up decent numbers – 4-11-15 – in his freshman season with the Boston University Terriers.
Meanwhile, Mike Reilly, who will play for the BCHL Penticton Vees with his two brothers this fall, was chosen 98th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He led Minnesota’s Shattuck St. Mary’s high school d-men with 13-30-43 this season.
Edmonton Oiler GM Kevin Lowe’s son, Keegan, was selected 73rd overall by Carolina Hurricanes, from the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings.
Dillon Simpson, a Spruce Grove Saints’ grad now with the University of North Dakota, was Edmonton’s first pick (92nd) in the fourth round. He is the son of ex-Oiler Craig Simpson.
Victoria Grizzlies’ left winger Joel Lowry (140th, L.A. Kings) and Salmon Arm SilverBack defenceman Josh Manson (160th, Anaheim Ducks), the son of former NHL enforcer Dave Manson, were selected in the later rounds.