The Nashville Predators on Tuesday signed defensemen Garrett Noonan and Jaynen Rissling each to an entry-level contract. Noonan signed a two-year contract; Rissling signed a three-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Noonan, 23, was a fourth-round pick (No. 112) in the 2011 NHL Draft. He spent the past four seasons at Boston University, with 30 goals, 81 points and 271 penalty minutes in 145 games. He served as captain this season and was named the Terriers' most valuable player, tying for ninth among Hockey East defensemen with 20 points (four goals). As a sophomore, his 16 goals tied for first in the nation among defensemen. Noonan helped the Vernon Vipers win the 2010 RBC Cup, Doyle Cup and Fred Page Cup in his lone junior season. Rissling, 20, was a seventh-round pick (No. 197) of the Washington Capitals in 2012 whom the Predators acquired for a 2014 seventh-round pick. He has played five seasons for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. This season he served as captain, scoring eight goals and 37 points with 105 penalty minutes in 54 games.
Predators ink Noonan, Rissling
NHL.com | Apr 22