January 4, 1990 |
Belleville, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|NHL Draft||120th overall, 2008
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.
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. When asked about the Penguins in a 2012 interview, Moon said that the "Penguins run a tight ship, but it was a great experience.".
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.
Moon was invited to the San Jose Sharks training camp in 2011. Despite being tied with teammate Brodie Reid in team scoring, Moon was assigned to the Sharks' 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.
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.
Moon signed abroad with the Braehead Clan of the United Kingdom Elite Ice Hockey League for the 2013–14 season. After only 8 games, in which he produced 10 points, Moon opted to return to North America for a second tenure with the Evansville IceMen.
Moon played a total of three seasons with Evansville. In his first season, he appeared in 44 games and scored 35 points. In his second season, he played 51 game on behalf of Evansville in which he scored 45 points. In his third season with Evansville, he only appeared in the season opener in which he scored an assist, made three shots on goal, and got a minor penalty. Moon talked to Head Coach Dwight Mullins and requested to be traded . On October 28, 2014 the Colorado Eagles announced they have traded for Moon. In return, the Eagles sent second-year defenseman Daniel Johnston to Evansville.
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and accomplishments
- 2006-07: Gold Medal, Canada Winter Games
- 2007-08: Eastern Conference All-Star, Ontario Hockey League
- 2012-13: ECHL All-Star Team
- "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". National Hockey League.
- Jon Allred (April 8, 2012). "One-on-one with Worcester Sharks forward Nathan Moon". SB Nation. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
- "Moon Requests Trade From Icemen". Evansville Icemen. October 21, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
- Kevin Lytle (October 28, 2014). "Colorado Eagles trade for all-star forward". The Coloradoan. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
- "IceMen acquire Moon back from Colorado". intotheboards.com. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2015-11-05.