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Dominic Moore signs one-year contract with Maple Leafs

Veteran center gets $1 million; will play for 11th NHL team @NHLdotcom

Center Dominic Moore signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

"It's a super exciting opportunity to be part of an amazing group of players and an organization I have a lot of pride for," Moore said. "I can't wait to get started."

Moore, 36, had 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 82 games with the Boston Bruins last season and one assist in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.

"The way these guys play, these young players, the speed at which Toronto plays the game I think really impressed everyone this season," Moore said. "Playing against them, you get a clear sense of that, and that's only going to continue to improve. Looking at this team and being able to be a part of it, to play a role on it, is something that I obviously was extremely excited to do."

He has played for 10 teams in his NHL career; in addition to the Bruins, he's played for the New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins.

"He'll fit right in on the fourth line, and penalty killing," Toronto general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "We feel after the year he's had, probably one of the better years he's had, it's a perfect replacement for Brian Boyle (who signed with the New Jersey Devils)."

Selected by the Rangers in the third round (No. 95) of the 2000 NHL Draft, Moore has 270 points (100 goals, 170 assists) in 847 regular-season NHL games and 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) in 99 NHL playoff games.

"Obviously at this point in my career, [winning is] one of the biggest factors," Moore said. "The team is very strong, and I think this team is poised to do some great things. I think the mix of players we have is tremendous, and the coaching staff, instilling the way the team plays with speed, hopefully I can add a little bit of what I do and see what happens."

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