Dominic Moore

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Dominic Moore
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Born (1980-08-03) August 3, 1980 (age 33)
Sarnia, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild
Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Sabres
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2000
New York Rangers
Playing career 2003–present

Dominic Michael Moore (born August 3, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the New York Rangers. Moore attended both St. Michael Catholic Elementary School and St. Anthony's Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill, Ontario; St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Ontario, as well as Harvard University.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to his professional career, Moore played for the Harvard Crimson in the ECAC, as did his two brothers, Mark and Steve. In 1999–2000, Dominic joined both older brothers on the Harvard Crimson ice hockey team, marking the first-ever brother trio in school history to play at the same time. Moore is currently ranked eleventh in all-time scoring at Harvard; he is tenth on the school's all-time goal-scoring list. Moore was named to the NCAA first All-American team (east) in 2002-03.

Moore began his professional career in the 2003–04 NHL season, in which he split time between the New York Rangers and their minor league affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).Moore made his NHL debut on November 1, 2003, against the Montreal Canadiens, where he tallied three assists in a 5–1 victory. He became the second Ranger ever to score three points in his NHL debut with the Rangers, joining George Allen, who did so in 1938. Moore spent the majority of the season with the Wolf Pack

Moore with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

During the NHL lockout, Moore remained with the Wolf Pack; he finished third on the team in scoring for the year.

Moore rejoined the Rangers at the start of the 2005–06 NHL season, where he was placed on a defensive-minded line with Jed Ortmeyer and Ryan Hollweg. Through minor line-changes throughout the year, Moore has continued his solid defensive play and continued to improve.

On July 19, 2006, the Rangers traded Moore to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3 team trade.

On February 27, 2007, the Penguins traded Moore to the Minnesota Wild for a 2007 third round draft pick.

On January 11, 2008, the Toronto Maple Leafs claimed Moore off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. He made his debut with the Maple Leafs on January 12, 2008 against the San Jose Sharks. The 2008-09 season brought a new role for Moore as he was assigned to center Toronto's top scoring line with left winger Jason Blake. On March 4, 2009, Moore was traded by the Leafs to the Buffalo Sabres for a second round pick.[1] In the 63 games before being traded, he had already reached career highs in goals, assists and points.

On October 4, 2009, Moore signed a 1 year, $1.1 million deal with the Florida Panthers.[2]

On February 11, 2010, Moore was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2nd round draft pick in 2011.

On July 30, 2010, the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Moore to a 2 year deal worth a reported $2.2 million.

On February 10, 2012, Moore was fined $2,500 for an interference infraction that injured New York Ranger Ruslan Fedotenko.

On February 16, Moore was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with a 7th round pick for a 2nd round pick. With the trade, it marks Moore's ninth NHL club and the seventh time in his career he has been traded.[3]

Moore sat out the 2012-13 NHL season following the death of his wife, Katie, just before the season began. He returned to hockey in the 2013 offseason by signing a 1-year contract with the New York Rangers, the team that originally drafted him out of Harvard.

Personal life[edit]

Moore was married to Katie Urbanic. She died on January 7, 2013 after a nine-month battle with liver cancer. Dominic's older brother Steve Moore was also an NHL player, who spent 3 years in the Colorado Avalanche organization after also spending 4 years at Harvard University.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1999–00
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2000–01
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2002–03
  • ECAC Rookie of the Week (twice) (1999–00)
  • Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1999–00)
  • All-Ivy League Second Team (1999–00)
  • George Pearcy Award - Harvard Rookie of the Year (1999–00)
  • All-Ivy League First Team (2000–01)
  • Honorable Mention All-ECAC Team (2001–02)
  • All-Ivy League Second Team (2001–02)
  • John Tudor Cup - Harvard's MVP (2002–03)
  • ECAC All-Tournament Team (2002–03)
  • First Team NCAA All-American (2002–03)
  • ECAC All-Decade Team (2000–2009)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Harvard University NCAA 30 12 12 24 28
2000–01 Harvard University NCAA 32 15 28 43 40
2001–02 Harvard University NCAA 32 13 16 29 37
2002–03 Harvard University NCAA 34 24 27 51 30
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 70 14 25 39 60 16 3 3 6 8
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 3 3 0
2004–05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 78 19 30 49 78 6 1 1 2 4
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 82 9 9 18 28 4 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 59 6 9 15 46
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 10 2 0 2 10
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 30 1 2 3 10
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 4 10 14 14
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 12 29 41 69
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 18 1 3 4 23
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 48 8 9 17 35
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 2 9 11 8 19 4 1 5 6
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 18 14 32 52 18 3 8 11 18
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 56 4 15 19 48
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 23 0 6 6 6 3 0 0 0 5
NHL totals 530 67 118 185 349 44 7 9 16 31

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burke busy reshaping Leafs". nhl.com. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Panthers, center Dominic Moore agree to contract". sunsentinel.com. 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Sharks acquire Moore from Lightning for 2nd round pick". The Sports Network. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 

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