Steve Moses

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Steve Moses
Born (1989-08-09) August 9, 1989 (age 29)
Leominster, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Jokerit
Connecticut Whale
Milwaukee Admirals
SKA Saint Petersburg
Rochester Americans
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Steve Christopher Moses (born August 9, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently under contract with Finnish club, Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has also previously played in the KHL with Russian champions SKA Saint Petersburg. Quickness, scoring ability and shooting are considered to be the strongest sides of his gameplay, though his small size is considered a disadvantage in one-on-one situations.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

From 2005 to 2008, Moses played junior hockey with Boston Junior Bruins in Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) and Empire Junior Hockey League (EmJHL). In the EJHL, Moses tallied a total of 96 points in 97 games.

In 2006, Moses was drafted in the 12th round, 209th overall, by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Lewiston Maineiacs to play major junior hockey in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Instead, however, Moses opted to enroll at the University of New Hampshire and play for the Wildcats ice hockey team, where he ultimately played from 2008 to 2012.

In the 2010–11 season, Moses and New Hampshire won the Hockey East regular season championship title. The former was the Wildcats' third-highest scorer during the regular season, scoring 14 goals. For his performances, Moses was also selected to Hockey East's All-Academic Team.[1]

In his final season at New Hampshire, in 2011–12, Moses was the team's highest goal-scorer, with 22. He was also the joint-third-highest scorer in the Hockey East, sharing his position with Barry Almeida of Boston College. Being the alternate captain of the Wildcats, Moses was the highest point-scorer on the team, with 35 points (22 goals and 13 assists), along with teammate Nick Sorkin (nine goals and 26 assists). After the season, Moses was awarded with Wildcats' Roger A. Leclerc Trophy (MVP of the team).[2]

Professional[edit]

In March 2012, undrafted in any NHL Entry Draft, Moses had an amateur try-out with American Hockey League (AHL) team Connecticut Whale, playing eight regular season and one playoff game, scoring two goals.[3]

On May 14, 2012, while unable to gain any NHL interest, Moses signalled the start of a European career upon signing with Finnish club Jokerit on a one-year-deal.[4] In his debut season in 2012–13, he enjoyed a successful year, contributing 22 goals and 38 points in 55 games. He recorded a hat-trick in a 4–0 victory against the Espoo Blues on December 19, 2012. Moses was subsequently signed to a two-year extension with Jokerit.[5]

In his last season with Jokerit he led the team in their debut season in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2014-15 with 57 points in 60 games. With teammates Petr Koukal and Linus Omark Moses formed one of the most efficient lines in KHL that season, the so-called "LOKOMO line". In regular season Moses set the league's new goal scoring record with 36 goals.[6] After the season Moses opted to end his tenure with Jokerit.[7]

On April 9, 2015, Moses subsequently signed as a free agent to a one-year, $1 million contract with the NHL's Nashville Predators for the 2015–16 season.[8] On September 30, 2015 the Predators re-assigned Moses to affiliate the, Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.[9] With the expectations to push for a NHL recall, Moses was unable to produce offensively with the Admirals, posting 2 goals in 16 games. On November 19, 2015, as a signal his NHL chances with the Predators were limited, Moses KHL's rights were traded by Jokerit to defending champions, SKA Saint Petersburg.[10] On December 3, Moses was placed on unconditional waivers by the Predators for the purpose of a mutual termination.[11] Upon his release from the Predators he was signed two days later for the remainder of the season in a hasty return to the KHL with SKA Saint Petersburg.[12]

Moses played parts of two seasons with SKA, before returning to North America for the 2017–18 season in signing a one-year AHL contract with the Rochester Americans on July 20, 2017.[13] As of December 22, 2017, Moses was suspended indefinitely due to breech of contract. He recorded 7 goals and 16 points in 29 games with the club.[14] On December 25, 2017, it was announced that Moses had agreed to a three-year contract in a return to the KHL with former club Jokerit.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Boston Jr. Bruins EmJHL 81 71 77 148 46
2005–06 Boston Jr. Bruins EJHL 7 0 2 2 0
2006–07 Boston Jr. Bruins EmJHL 59 41 53 94 144
2006–07 Boston Jr. Bruins EJHL 45 26 21 47 26 4 2 3 5 4
2007–08 Boston Jr. Bruins EJHL 45 11 36 47 22 4 1 3 4 0
2008–09 University of New Hampshire HE 33 5 8 13 6
2009–10 University of New Hampshire HE 39 6 18 24 20
2010–11 University of New Hampshire HE 39 14 12 26 23
2011–12 University of New Hampshire HE 37 22 13 35 16
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 8 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Jokerit SM-l 55 22 16 38 24 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 42 12 11 23 14 1 0 0 0 4
2014–15 Jokerit KHL 60 36 21 57 20 10 5 2 7 6
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 16 2 5 7 6
2015–16 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 21 10 6 16 0 13 2 4 6 4
2016–17 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 24 3 7 10 8
2017–18 Rochester Americans AHL 29 7 9 16 4
Liiga totals 97 34 27 61 38 3 0 0 0 4
KHL totals 105 49 34 83 28 23 7 6 13 10
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 1 1 2 0
Senior totals 7 1 1 2 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
HE All-Academic Team 2011
KHL
All-Star Game 2015
First All-Star Team 2015
Gagarin Cup (SKA Saint Petersburg) 2017 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "85 student-athletes honored on league all-academic team". hockeyeastonline.com. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  2. ^ "Annual Team Awards of the Wildcats". New Hampshire Wildcats. 2012-04-01. Archived from the original on 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
  3. ^ "Whale sign forward Steve Moses to ATO". soxanddawgs.com. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
  4. ^ "Steve Moses uusin hankinta ensi kaudelle". Jokerit. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  5. ^ "Jokerit defeat Blues". 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  6. ^ "Steve Moses sets new KHL goal scoring record". sportsnet.ca. 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  7. ^ "Moses leaves Jokerit" (in Finnish). Jokerit. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  8. ^ "Nashville Predators sign forward Steve Moses". Nashville Predators. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  9. ^ McLaren, Ian. "Predators assign Steve Moses, 2 others to AHL". The Score. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  10. ^ "SKA have received the rights to Steve Moses" (in Russian). SKA Saint Petersburg. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  11. ^ "Predators place Steve Moses on unconditional waivers". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  12. ^ "Moses signs contract for remainder of season with SKA" (in Russian). rsport.ru. 2015-12-05. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  13. ^ "Amerks agree to terms with Stevie Moses". Rochester Americans. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  14. ^ "AMERKS SUSPEND FORWARD STEVE MOSES". Rochester Americans. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Jokerit welcomes Steve Moses home". Jokerit. 2017-12-25. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  16. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk 3 SKA St. Petersburg 5". Kontinental Hockey League. 2017-04-16. Retrieved 2017-04-16.

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