Dominic Moore

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Dominic Moore
Dominic Moore - New York Rangers.jpg
Moore as a Ranger in 2014.
Born (1980-08-03) August 3, 1980 (age 34)
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 is currently playing with 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]

Moore as a member of the Lightning.

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, split 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 player 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 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 Wild. His debut with the Maple Leafs was on January 12, 2008 against the San Jose Sharks. Moore 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] Halfway through the season, on February 11, 2010, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2nd round draft pick in 2011.[3] Moore scored the series-winning goal as the 8th-seeded Canadiens eliminated the Presidents Trophy-winning Washington Capitals,[4] and scored again in game 7 against the Penguins,[5] before Montreal lost the Conference Finals to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Becoming a free agent following the season, Moore signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, a 2 year deal worth a reported $2.2 million.[6] Again Moore reached the Eastern Finals, losing to eventual champions Boston Bruins.

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 marked Moore's ninth NHL club and the seventh time in his career he has been traded.[7]

Moore played just the first three games of the Sharks in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs after learning his wife, Katie, had been diagnosed with liver cancer. He sat out the 2012-13 season to tend to Katie, who died in January 2013.[8] He returned to hockey in the 2013 off-season by signing a 1-year contract with the Rangers, the team that originally drafted him out of Harvard.[9]

Moore would be a crucial piece of the Rangers' deep run, and his perseverance in returning after a tragic loss earned him the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.[10] Reaching the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time, Moore finally got to the Stanley Cup Finals after scoring the only goal of Game 6 against the Canadiens, sending the Rangers to their first Final in 20 years.[11] The 2014 Stanley Cup Finals would be won in five games by the Los Angeles Kings.

On July 1st, 2014, Moore re-signed with the New York Rangers, a 2-year, $3 million contract.

Personal life[edit]

Moore was married to Katie Urbanic on July 3, 2010 in Newport, Rhode Island.[12] They bought a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in which Katie was very involved in planning and designing.[13] She died on January 7, 2013 after a nine-month battle with liver cancer. Moore created a foundation in her name, The Katie Moore Foundation, to help those with rare forms of cancer.[10]

Dominic has two older brothers: Mark and Steve Moore. Both Mark and Steve also played collegiate hockey for the Harvard Crimson, and Steve was also an NHL player, who spent 3 years in the Colorado Avalanche organization after 4 years at Harvard.

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
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 73 6 12 18 18 25 3 5 8 24
2014–15 New York Rangers NHL 82 10 17 27 28
NHL totals 685 83 147 230 395 69 10 14 24 55

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 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-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2000–01
All-Ivy League First Team 2000–01
All-Ivy League Second Team 2001 02
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2002–03
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2002–03
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2003 [14]
John Tudor Cup - Harvard's MVP 2002–03
ECAC All-Decade Team 2000–09
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 2013–14 [10]

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Preceded by
Josh Harding
Winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Succeeded by