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 35)
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 centreman currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally drafted in the third round, 95th overall, by the New York Rangers in 2000, Moore has also played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and San Jose Sharks.

Early life[edit]

Moore attended both St. Michael Catholic Elementary School and St. Anthony's Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill, Ontario. He then attended high school at St. Michael's College School in Toronto, followed by 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 NCAA's ECAC Hockey conference, as did his two brothers, Mark and Steve. In the 1999–2000 season, Dominic joined both older brothers on the Crimson ice hockey team, marking the first-ever brother trio in school history to play at the same time. Moore is currently ranked 11th in all-time scoring at Harvard, also ranking tenth on the school's all-time goal-scoring list. At the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected in the third round, 95th overall, by the New York Rangers. Continuing his collegiate career, he was named to the NCAA First All-American Team (East) in 2002–03.


Moore began his professional career in the 2003–04 season, split between the New York Rangers and their minor league affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). He 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 2004–05 NHL lockout, Moore remained with the Wolf Pack, finishing third on the team in scoring for the year.

Moore rejoined the Rangers at the start of the 2005–06 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 three-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 of waivers from the Wild. His debut with the Maple Leafs came on January 12, 2008, against the San Jose Sharks. He was assigned to centre Toronto's top scoring line alongside left winger Jason Blake. On March 4, 2009, Moore was traded by Toronto to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second-round draft pick.[1] At the end of the 2008–09 season, he finished with career-highs in goals (12), assists (29) and points (41) in what remains his highest-scoring season to date.

On October 4, 2009, Moore signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Florida Panthers.[2] Halfway through the season, on February 11, 2010, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2011.[3] In the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, Moore scored the series-winning goal as the eighth-seeded Canadiens eliminated the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals,[4] and scored again in game 7 against the Penguins,[5] though Montreal later lost the Eastern Conference Finals to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Becoming a free agent following the season, Moore signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a two-year, $2.2 million contract.[6] For the second-straight year, Moore reached the Eastern Conference Finals, though his team again was defeated, this time to the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins.

On February 10, 2012, during the 2011–12 season, Moore was fined $2,500 for an interference infraction that injured the New York Rangers' Ruslan Fedotenko. On February 16, Moore was traded to the San Jose Sharks, along with a seventh-round draft pick, in exchange for a second-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 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 one-year contract with the Rangers, the team that originally drafted him in 2000.[9]

Moore would be a crucial piece of the Rangers' deep 2014 playoff 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 in his career, Moore finally reached the Stanley Cup Finals after scoring the only goal of Game 6 against the Montreal Canadiens, sending the Rangers to their first Final in 20 years.[11] The Finals, however, would be won in five games by the Los Angeles Kings.

On July 1, 2014, Moore re-signed with the Rangers on a two-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]

A year after his wife's death Dominic started dating Tennessee native Mary Hirst,[14] a fellow Harvard grad he met through mutual friends. They got engaged four months later and got married in July, 2015.[15]

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 three years in the Colorado Avalanche organization after four 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 ECAC 30 12 12 24 28
2000–01 Harvard University ECAC 32 15 28 43 40
2001–02 Harvard University ECAC 32 13 16 29 37
2002–03 Harvard University ECAC 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 19 1 2 3 12
NHL totals 685 83 147 230 395 88 11 16 27 67

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 [16]
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
Devan Dubnyk