April 6, 1982 |
Swift Current, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||155th overall, 2000
Travis Vineet Moen (born April 6, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Although he was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, he grew up in Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan. He was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, however, he never played for the club.
Travis Moen played for the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for five years, from 1998 to 2003. Moen played in 181 games for the Rockets, scoring a total of 27 goals, 31 assists and 58 points with 399 penalty minutes.
Moen was drafted in the fifth round, 155th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, but was never signed to a contract by the Flames and remained in the WHL. As a free agent, Moen was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks on October 21, 2002. The Blackhawks assigned him to play for their minor-league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals for the 2002–03 season.
Before the 2005–06 NHL Season, Moen was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Mikael Holmqvist on July 30, 2005. Moen played 39 games for the Mighty Ducks that season, and appeared in his first NHL playoff game, also scoring his first playoff goal in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on May 5, 2006. Moen was a healthy scratch on and off during the playoffs until the Mighty Ducks were eliminated by the Edmonton Oilers.
In the 2006–07 NHL season, Moen played on the Ducks' third line with Selke Trophy candidate Sammy Pahlsson and Rob Niedermayer, and it was the only line that head coach Randy Carlyle did not change throughout the course of the season. Moen also had the first multiple goal-game of his career in a game against the Oilers, where he scored two goals.
The Ducks qualified for the playoffs, and in the Western Conference semifinals, Moen scored the game-winning goal in overtime in game 4 against the Vancouver Canucks to win the game and give Anaheim a 3–1 series lead. Moen then scored another game-winning goal in Game 1 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final against the Ottawa Senators, and scored the cup-winning goal in game 5 to win his first Stanley Cup. This goal was actually an own goal and since he was the last player to touch the puck he was awarded the goal.
On July 10, 2009, Moen signed a three-year contract worth $1.5 million per season with the Montreal Canadiens. Moen scored his first goal in the first game of the season with the Canadiens in his debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 4-3 win. He later scored his second goal in the second game against the Buffalo Sabres.
On June 29, 2012, Moen signed a four-year contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens worth $7.2 million, averaging 1.8 million a year.
- During the offseason whilst with the Anaheim Ducks, Moen worked on his family's 3,500-acre (14 km2) farm in his hometown of Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan.
- Appeared as himself along with the Stanley Cup in the "Bed and Brake Fast" episode of the Canadian TV show Corner Gas.
|2005–06||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||39||4||1||5||72||9||1||0||1||10|
|2008–09||San Jose Sharks||NHL||19||3||2||5||14||6||0||0||0||2|
Awards and achievements
- June 24, 2000 - Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 5th round, 155th overall.
- October 21, 2002 - Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.
- March 8, 2004 - Waived by the Chicago Blackhawks
- July 30, 2005 - Traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Mikael Holmqvist.
- March 4, 2009 - Traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Kent Huskins for Nick Bonino, Timo Pielmeier and a 4th round draft pick in 2011.
- July 10, 2009 - Signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.
- "Sharks, Ducks pull off 4-player deal". NHL. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
- "Canadiens sign Moen to three-year deal". Yahoo Sports. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
- "Canadiens sign Travis Moen to a four-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- "Ducks Media Guide 2008". Anaheim Ducks. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-10.