The New York Islanders traded center/right wing Greg Moore to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday for defenseman Dylan Reese in a swap of 25-year-old AHL players. Moore has played in six NHL games while Reese has never been in an NHL game.
The Blue Jackets assigned Moore to their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. He had 14 goals and 31 points for the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season. He also had six power-play goals and 28 penalty minutes. Moore was selected by the Calgary Flames in the fifth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Moore played four seasons at the University of Maine and was a leader of its 2006 team that reached the NCAA Frozen Four. He then played four seasons for AHL Hartford, getting in six Rangers games last season. The Islanders signed him as a free agent last July.
Reese was selected by Rangers in the seventh round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Pittsburgh native played four seasons at Harvard University. He was captain and MVP in his senior season and a two-time All-Ivy First Team All Star.
Reese had four goals, 18 assists and 31 penalty minutes in 51 games for the Crunch. The Blue Jackets signed him as a free agent last September. He played the previous two seasons for the AHL San Antonio.