Dominic Moore

New York Rangers ECAC Hockey Boston Bruins

Dominic Moore
Dominic Moore - New York Rangers.jpg
Moore with the New York Rangers in 2014
Born (1980-08-03) August 3, 1980 (age 40)
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Former teams
Free Agent
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild
Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Sabres
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
Boston Bruins
ZSC Lions
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 centre who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the ZSC Lions of the National League (NL), and has played nearly 900 National Hockey League (NHL) games. Initially drafted in the third round, 95th overall, by the New York Rangers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 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, San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins.

Early life

Moore attended both St. Michael Catholic Elementary School and St. Anthony's Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill, Ontario.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 1994 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Don Mills.[1] He then attended high school at St. Michael's College School in Toronto, followed by Harvard University.[citation needed]

Playing career


Before his professional career, Moore played for the Thornhill Rattlers and Aurora Tigers of the OJHL. He then joined 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 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 played for the NCAA First All-American Team (East) in 2002–03.[citation needed]


New York Rangers

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. During the 2004–05 NHL lock-out, Moore remained with the Wolf Pack, finishing third on the team in scoring for the year.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild

Moore with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2006–07 season.

On July 19, 2006, the Rangers traded Moore to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a three-team trade. During his tenure with the team, he recorded 15 points in 59 games.[citation needed]

On February 27, 2007, the Penguins traded Moore to the Minnesota Wild for a 2007 third-round draft pick. Moore finished the season with 17 points in 69 games.[citation needed]

Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres

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.[2] At the end of the 2008–09 season, he finished with career-highs in goals (13), assists (32) and points (45) in what remains his highest-scoring season to date.[citation needed]

Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens

On October 4, 2009, Moore signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Florida Panthers.[3] 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.[4] In the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, Moore scored the series-winning goal as the eighth-seeded Canadiens eliminated the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals,[5] and scored again in game 7 against the Penguins,[6] though Montreal later lost the Eastern Conference Finals to the Philadelphia Flyers.[citation needed]

Moore with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals.

Tampa Bay Lightning, departure from hockey

Becoming a free agent following the season, Moore signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a two-year, $2.2 million contract.[7] 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.[citation needed]

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.[8]

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.[9]

Return to the Rangers

He returned to hockey in the 2013 off-season by signing a one-year contract with the Rangers, the team that first drafted him in 2000.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] The Finals, however, would be won in five games by the Los Angeles Kings.[citation needed]

On July 1, 2014, Moore re-signed with the Rangers on a two-year, $3 million contract.[citation needed]

Boston Bruins

After a successful three-year tenure with the Rangers, Moore as a free agent opted to join his 10th NHL club, in agreeing to a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins on August 30, 2016.[13] In his lone season with the club, Moore recorded 25 points in 82 games.[citation needed]

Return to the Maple Leafs

On July 1, 2017, Moore, as a free agent, signed a one-year, $1 million contract to return for a second stint with the Maple Leafs.[14] Early in the season, Moore battled with Eric Fehr for fourth-line centre role in Toronto, effectively winning the spot after the Maple Leafs waived Fehr in late October.[15][16]

ZSC Lions

As a free agent from the NHL, Moore opted to continue his career abroad, joining Swiss club the ZSC Lions of the National League for the remainder of the season on a one-year contract on January 7, 2019.[17]

Personal life

Moore married Katie Urbanic on July 3, 2010, in Newport, Rhode Island.[18] They bought a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in which Katie was very involved in planning and designing.[18] 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.[11] Moore took an 18-month leave to care for Urbanic.

Since 2012, Dominic has hosted Smashfest[19], a charity ping-pong tournament benefiting The Katie Moore Foundation and The Steve Moore Foundation.

A year after his wife's death, Dominic started dating Tennessee native Mary Hirst,[20] a fellow Harvard graduate he met through mutual friends. They got engaged four months later and got married in July 2015.[21]

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.[22]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996-1997 Thornhill Rattlers OJHL 29 4 6 10 48
1997-1998 Aurora Tigers OJHL 51 10 15 25 16
1998-1999 Aurora Tigers OJHL 51 34 53 87 70
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
2015–16 New York Rangers NHL 80 6 9 15 32 5 1 0 1 6
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 82 11 14 25 44 6 0 1 1 4
2017–18 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 6 6 12 16 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 ZSC Lions NL 11 0 1 1 6
NHL totals 897 106 176 282 487 101 12 17 29 77

Awards and honours

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1999–00 [citation needed]
Ivy League Rookie of the Year 1999–00 [citation needed]
All-Ivy League Second Team 1999–00 [citation needed]
George Pearcy Award (Harvard Rookie of the Year) 1999–00 [citation needed]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2000–01 [citation needed]
All-Ivy League First Team 2000–01 [citation needed]
All-Ivy League Second Team 2001–02 [citation needed]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2002–03 [citation needed]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2002–03 [citation needed]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2003 [23]
John Tudor Cup - Harvard's MVP 2002–03 [citation needed]
ECAC All-Decade Team 2000–09 [citation needed]
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 2013–14 [11]

See also


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  2. ^ "Burke busy reshaping Leafs". 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  3. ^ "Panthers, center Dominic Moore agree to contract". 2009-10-04. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
  4. ^ "Panthers deal C Dominic Moore to Canadiens for 2nd-round draft pick". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  5. ^ Joe DeLessio. "Dominic Moore Is a Playoff Hero - The Sports Section". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  6. ^ "Canadiens pull off upset of Penguins". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  7. ^ "Lightning Sign Free Agent Center Dominic Moore". Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Sharks acquire Moore from Lightning for 2nd round pick". The Sports Network. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  9. ^ Canada. "NHL veteran Dominic Moore opens up about his wife, their life and her death". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  10. ^ Veteran Rangers Center Provides Big Lift
  11. ^ a b c "Rangers Moore awarded Bill Masterton Trophy". National Hockey League. 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  12. ^ Dominic Moore's goal helps Rangers beat Canadiens 1-0, advance to Stanley Cup Final
  13. ^ "Bruins sign Dominic Moore to one-year deal". Boston Bruins. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  14. ^ "Maple Leafs sign free agent defenseman Ron Hainsey, center Dominic Moore". The Star. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  15. ^ "Leaf Dominic Moore's sour mood about sitting could change this week". Toronto Sun. January 18, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Leafs place forward Eric Fehr on waivers". Sportsnet. October 23, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Former Maple Leafs center Dom Moore signs with Swiss club". January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "E:60: Dominic Moore: Coming Home - ESPN Video - ESPN". 2014-05-15. Archived from the original on 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  19. ^ "Smashfest". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  20. ^ "Dominic Moore's New Wife!". FabWags. August 23, 2014.
  21. ^ Fleming, Kirsten (2015-10-07). "How the Rangers found their work-life balance | New York Post". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  22. ^ "Steve Moore (ice hockey)", Wikipedia, 2020-02-26, retrieved 2020-04-03
  23. ^ "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12.