Nathan Moon

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Nathan Moon
Born (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 24)
Belleville, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Braehead Clan
Worcester Sharks
Springfield Falcons
NHL Draft 120th overall, 2008
Pittsburgh Penguins[1]
Playing career 2011–present

Nathan Moon (born January 4, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Braehead Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Junior Hockey[edit]

Kingston Frontenacs (2006-2011)[edit]

Moon was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL in the second round, 34th overall, in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection. Moon made his OHL debut on September 22, 2006, scoring two goals against Brady Morrison of the Ottawa 67's in a 9-5 win. Moon finished the 2006-07 season with 13 goals and 40 points in 56 games, helping the team reach the playoffs. In five playoff games, Moon scored two goals, as Kingston lost to the Oshawa Generals in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals.

Moon had a breakout season in 2007-08, as he led the Frontenacs with 35 goals and 77 points in 68 games, however, the team failed to reach the playoffs.

In 2008-09, Moon once again led the Frontenacs offensively, scoring a team high 32 goals and 72 points in 62 games, but the club failed to qualify for the post-season for the second consecutive season.

Moon led the Frontenacs in scoring for the third straight season in 2009-10, as he scored 27 goals and a team high 69 points in 65 games, helping the club into the playoffs. In seven playoff games, Moon tied for the team lead with three goals and six points, as Kingston lost to the Brampton Battalion in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals.

Moon returned to Kingston for his final season in 2010-11 season, as he led the team in scoring for a fourth consecutive season, earning 32 goals and 74 points in 65 games, as Kingston made the playoffs. In five playoff games, Moon had three goals and five points, as the Frontenacs lost to the Oshawa Generals in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals.

Professional Career[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins (2008-2010)[edit]

Moon was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round, 120th overall, at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Penguins did not tender Moon an offer by June 1, 2010, therefore lost his rights, and Moon was placed in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, where he wasn't drafted.

Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (2010-2011)[edit]

Moon joined the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the CHL for their playoff run in the 2010-11 season. In seven playoff games, Moon had a goal, as the Mudbugs won their first ever Ray Miron President's Cup.

San Jose Sharks (2011-2012)[edit]

Moon was invited to the San Jose Sharks training camp in 2011, however, he was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks on September 21. Moon played in his first AHL game on October 9, 2011, earning an assist in the Sharks 4-1 win over the Providence Bruins. Moon earned his first career AHL goal on October 21, 2011 against Anton Khudobin of the Providence Bruins in a 4-3 shootout loss. In 72 games with Worcester, Moon scored 12 goals and 32 points.

Springfield Falcons (2012-2013)[edit]

Moon signed a one year contract with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL for the 2012-13 season. The Falcons sent Moon to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL on October 10, 2012. After two games with the Cyclones, where Moon had no points, he was traded to the Evansville Icemen for future considerations. With Evansville, Moon scored 16 goals and 35 points in 44 games, and was selected to the 2013 ECHL all-star game. On March 9, 2013, Moon was recalled to the Springfield Falcons.

With the Falcons, Moon appeared in 14 games, scoring two goals and four points.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006-07 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 56 13 27 40 39 5 2 0 2 0
2007–08 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 68 35 42 77 79  —  —  —  —  —
2008–09 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 62 32 40 72 81  —  —  —  —  —
2009–10 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 65 27 42 69 90 7 3 3 6 14
2010–11 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 65 32 42 74 89 5 3 2 5 4
2010–11 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs CHL  —  —  —  —  — 7 1 0 1 15
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 72 12 20 32 149  —  —  —  —  —
2012–13 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 2 0 0 0 2  —  —  —  —  —
2012–13 Evansville Icemen ECHL 44 16 19 35 96  —  —  —  —  —
2012–13 Springfield Falcons AHL 14 2 2 4 8  —  —  —  —  —
OHL totals 316 139 193 332 378 17 8 5 13 18
CHL totals  —  —  —  —  — 7 1 0 1 15
ECHL totals 46 16 19 35 98  —  —  —  —  —
AHL totals 86 14 22 36 157  —  —  —  —  —

Awards and Accomplishments[edit]

  • 2006-07: Gold Medal, Canada Winter Games
  • 2007-08: Eastern Conference All-Star, Ontario Hockey League
  • 2012-13: ECHL All-Star Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". National Hockey League. 

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