After wrapping up his second year in New Jersey, defenseman John Moore seems to be enjoying his hockey home with the Devils. Throughout his young NHL career, Moore has spent time bouncing around the league, including short stints with the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes. In the summer of 2015, Devils GM Ray Shero inked Moore to a three-year, $5 million contract. Since given that opportunity, John Moore has been progressing each season and has been scoring consistent points from the blue line.
John Moore set a career-high during his first season in Jersey, totaling 19pts (4g-15a) in 73 games played. Moore entered the 2016-17 aiming to add more offensively for the Devils, and accomplished just that, racking up a new career-high with 12 goals (team-leader among defensemen). Seven of Moore's 12 goals came between Feb. 27 and April 9.
Moore remains a focused and valuable member of the Devils defensive core and trusts that New Jersey is building the right way. "This is an opportunity for everyone to prove their worth and I certainly want to be here. I want to be a part of this. I really believe in John [Hynes] and Ray [Shero] and everything that's going on here."
Check out John Moore's top five goals from the 2016-17 season.
5. We want S'Moore one-timers!
Video: PIT@NJD: Moore one-times Palmieri's feed for goal
John Moore's offensive awareness was on full display vs. the defending Stanley Cup champs when he dashed through the slot and one-timed a puck into the back of the net.
Video: NJD@DET: Moore roofs Josefson's cross-ice feed
Puck speed and perfect placement were the factors in lighting the lamp with this sharp angle shot.
3. Here's Johnny!
Someone should've had a radar gun out for this laser that Moore sent off the post and past Jimmy Howard.
2. Backhand beauty
John Moore's perfect touch allowed him to roof this backhander past Mike Smith.
1. Two Moore Points
Does it get Moore enjoyable than beating the Flyers in OT?