New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Dominic Moore.
Moore, 25, appeared in 78 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League last season, posting career highs in all offensive categories, collecting 19 goals and 31 assists for 50 points, along with 78 penalty minutes. His 31 assists ranked second on the team, while his 50 points ranked third and his 19 goals ranked fourth on the club.
The 6-0, 195-pounder skated in five matches with the Rangers in 2003-04, tallying three assists. He made his Rangers/NHL debut and recorded his first NHL points on November 1 at Montreal, recording three assists in a 5-1 victory. With the three assists, he became just the second player in franchise history to record three points in his NHL debut with the Rangers, joining George Allen, who registered two goals and one assist on December 20, 1938. The majority of his 2003-04 season was spent in Hartford, as he appeared in 70 games with the Pack, notching 14 goals and 25 assists in his first professional campaign. His 39 points ranked third on the team. Moore also helped Hartford reach the AHL's Eastern Conference Finals, recording three goals and three assists in 16 post-season matches. In two seasons with the Wolf Pack, he has totaled 33 goals and 56 assists for 89 points in 148 games.
Prior to turning professional, Moore appeared in 34 matches with the Harvard University Crimson of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) during the 2002-03 season, registering 24 goals and 27 assists for 51 points, along with 30 penalty minutes. He ranked first on the team with 24 goals and established new career-highs with 24 goals and 51 points. Moore was also received numerous honors during his senior season, including being named a 2003 Ice Hockey All-American. He was also selected as the winner of the John Tudor Cup as the team's most valuable player and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the ECAC Championships and the NCAA East Regionals.
In 128 career games with the Crimson, Moore tallied 64 goals and 83 assists for 147 points, along with 135 penalty minutes. He finished his collegiate career ranked 11th on Harvard's all-time scoring list (147), 10th in goals (64) and 18th in assists (83). Following his freshman season in 2000, he was selected to ECAC All-Rookie Team and was honored as Ivy League Rookie of the Year. As a sophomore in 2001, he was named a Second-Team All-ECAC and First Team All-Ivy selection, while as a junior in 2002, he was named an Honorable Mention All-ECAC pick and a Second Team All-Ivy selection.
The native of Thornhill, Ontario was the Rangers third round choice, 95th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.