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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC (AUGUST 9, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has signed goaltender Tyler Moss to a free agent contract. As per team policy, no terms were released.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Tyler to our team,” stated Rutherford. “He is a young goaltender who has the potential to be a solid NHL goaltender. This move adds depth to our goaltending position.”

Moss (6’0’’, 205 lbs.) enters his third NHL season after spending last season playing for the minor league affiliates of the Calgary Flames and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Moss, 25 was 18-12-5 with a 2.98 goals against average in 36 games with the Kansas City Blades of the International Hockey League (IHL) last season. He was traded by the Flames on March 14, 2000 to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Rene Corbet in exchange of Brad Werenka, and concluded the season with Pittsburgh’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Moss was 1-1-1 in four games with Wilkes-Barre with a 3.52 goals against average. Moss has played in 17 NHL games with Calgary in his NHL career, totaling a record of 5-10-1 with a 2.81 goals against average.

Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the Lightning’s second pick (29th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Moss was acquired by Calgary on June 19, 1997 in exchange for Jamie Huscroft. The goaltender has spent most of the last four seasons playing in the IHL and AHL. In 100 career IHL games, Moss has notched a 40-39-11 record with a 3.34 goals against average. In 72 career AHL games, Moss has totaled a 29-22-12 record with a 2.86 goals against average.

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