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Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a professional contract with University of Maine forward Greg Moore.
Moore, 22, skated in 42 games with the University of Maine Black Bears this season, registering 28 goals and 17 assists for 45 points, along with 47 penalty minutes. Serving as captain, he led the team in scoring with 45 points and ranked in the top ten in the nation in goals (28), goals per game (0.67), power play goals (12) and game-winning goals (five).
Moore also received numerous honors during his senior season, including being named to the American Hockey Coaches Association RBK All-America First Team. The Hobey Baker finalist was also named a Hockey East First Team All-Star and was runner-up for Best Defensive Forward in the conference. In addition, he was named to the New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team.
In 154 career games with the Black Bears, Moore tallied 66 goals and 41 assists for 107 points, along with 117 penalty minutes and helped advance his team to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2004 and 2006.
Internationally, the 6-1, 215-pound forward helped Team USA capture a gold medal in the 2004 (U-20) World Junior Championships. In the tournament, he collected three assists along with two penalty minutes and a plus-five rating. He also represented his country at the 2003 (U-20) and the 2002 (U-18) World Junior Championships.
The native of Lisbon, Maine was originally Calgary's fifth selection, 143rd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Rangers acquired Moore from Calgary on March 6, 2004, along with Jamie McLennan and Blair Betts, in exchange for Chris Simon and a 2004 seventh round draft choice (Matt Schneider).