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Rangers Trade for D Filip Novak and C Dominic Moore in Saturday's NHL Entry Draft

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
The New York Rangers traded their second round draft pick (38th overall) to the Detroit Red Wings for the 64th overall (Czech defenseman, Filip Novak) and 95th overall (Harvard center, Dominic Moore), in Saturday's NHL Entry Draft.


Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Height: 6 0
Weight: 174
Birthdate: 7 May 82
League: WHL
Team: Regina Pats

Personal Profile
Ranked 21st on the CSS Mid-Term Report, is final ranking is 33rd ... selected 12th overall in the 1999 CHL Import Draft ... finished seventh in team scoring this season ... played in the 2000 NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game ... was the WHL's Rookie of the Month for February ... named Regina's Rookie of the Year.

Central Scouting Report
A good mobile skater ... shows good offensive instincts and overall skills ... likes to join the offensive attack ... a very good puckhandler who plays a solid transition game ... uses his defensive partner effectively ... has an accurate, low shot from the point and excellent passing skills ... very effective at containing opponents in the defensive zone.

Tallied 39 points (seven goals, 32 assists) along with 70 penalty minutes in 47 matches with the Regina Pats (WHL) during the 1999-2000 campaign.


Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 6 0
Weight: 180
Birthdate: 3 Aug 80
League: ECAC
Team: Harvard University

Personal Profile
Ranked 57th on the CSS Mid-Term Report, his final ranking is 48th ... selected to the ECAC All-Rookie Team this season ... finished second in team scoring ... named Harvard's Rookie of the Year ... his two older brothers Steve, drafted in 1998 (Colorado, 53rd overall), and Mark, drafted in 1997 (Pittsburgh, 179th overall), also play for Harvard ... ranked fourth in scoring among ECAC freshman ... was twice named ECAC Rookie of the Week (Feb. 27, March 12) ... was Aurora's MVP last season and received the OPJHL's Top Prospect Award and Most Improved Player honors.

Central Scouting Report
A shifty skater with a smooth stride and good speed ... a smart, patient playmaker in the offensive zone ... plays a focused and controlled finesse game ... very strong on face-offs ... a good scorer with a surprising quick shot and strong deking ability ... has good hockey sense and effectively anticipates the play ... a feisty player and tenacious backchecker and a good defensive forward.

Tallied 20 points (12 goals, eight assists) along with 28 penalty minutes in 28 contests for Harvard University (ECAC) during the 1999-2000 season.
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