COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Greg Moore from the New York Islanders in exchange for defenseman Dylan Reese, General Manager Scott Howson announced March 1. Moore was assigned to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate. The trade is pending the completion of player physicals.
Moore, 25, has registered 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points and 28 penalty minutes in 62 games with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season. He is tied for the club lead in shorthanded goals (two), is second in power play goals (six), while ranking fourth in goals and fifth in points. In 286 career AHL games, he has collected 72-91-163, 130 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +6 with Bridgeport and Hartford. He has added 3-10-13 and 12 penalty minutes in 31 career Calder Cup playoff games.
Calgary's fifth pick, 143rd overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft, Moore appeared in six games with the NY Rangers in 2007-08, making his NHL debut Nov. 21, 2007 at Tampa Bay. Prior to his professional career, the Lisbon, Maine native spent four seasons at the University of Maine, where he collected 66-41-107 and 117 penalty minutes in 154 games spanning the 2002-06 seasons.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the Vancouver Canucks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at BlueJackets.com.
Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.