Ian Moran

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Ian Moran
Born (1972-08-24) August 24, 1972 (age 44)
Cleveland, OH, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Anaheim Ducks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 107th overall, 1990
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1993–2008

Ian Patrick Moran (born August 24, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Acton, Massachusetts) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman. He is 44 years old and has played for NHL teams including the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Anaheim Ducks.[1]

Early years[edit]

Moran grew up in Acton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He attended high school at the Belmont Hill School. He then went to Boston College with a full ice hockey scholarship.


Ian Moran started his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins when he was drafted in the 6th round (107th overall) in the 1990 NHL Draft. In 433 career regular season games with the Pens, Moran tallied 19 goals, 44 assists, and 281 penalty minutes in 433 games. On March 11, 2003, Moran was traded to the Boston Bruins for fourth round selection in 2003, which turned out to be Paul Bissonnette. Moran finished his career with stops in Sweden and England and was sidelined most of the year with a knee injury, before eventually signing with the Anaheim Ducks on August 15, 2006. After a short stint in Germany, Moran signed as an UFA with the New Jersey Devils on July 24, 2007. Moran played for the Devils’ minor league affiliate Lowell Devils and suffered another knee injury, and was never called up to play at the NHL level again. By season’s end, Moran became a free agent on July 1, 2008. Moran has a tie with current Penguins defensemen Hal Gill. Moran and Gill are great friends both having grown up in Acton, Mass., and Gill is the godfather to Moran’s fourth child, Leighton. Moran is unofficially retired from hockey, and has done some radio and media work.

He was drafted 107th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut for the Penguins during their playoff run in the 1993-94 NHL season. He stayed as a Penguin until 2003 where he was traded to the Boston Bruins. Moran found out about the trade while playing hopscotch in his driveway with his daughter and ended up writing the phone number to the Bruins' general manager on his driveway in chalk.[2] During the NHL lockout, Moran had spells in the Sweden's HockeyAllsvenskan for Bofors IK and the United Kingdom's Elite Ice Hockey League for the Nottingham Panthers.

His return to Boston after the lockout was short-lived having been sidelined for most of the season with a knee injury. In 2006, he signed with the Anaheim Ducks but only managed to play one game for them as he also split the season in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates and in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for Eisbären Berlin. Moran signed with the New Jersey Devils in 2007, but never played for the team, he played for the Lowell Devils until another knee injury ended his season and career prematurely.

He currently resides in Duxbury, Massachusetts with his wife of and 4 children.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1991–92


  1. ^ Indrisano, Ron (18 November 2003). "Forward thinking by Bruins' Moran He appreciates help for defense". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ian Moran, Penguins Defenseman". Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. October 11, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jeff Levy
Hockey East Rookie of the Year
Shared With
Craig Darby
Succeeded by
Paul Kariya