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Sharks Acquire Moore and a Seventh Round Selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, California. – Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Dominic Moore and a seventh round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a second round selection, previously acquired from Minnesota, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Moore, 31, has played in 56 games this season with Tampa Bay, posting 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) and 48 penalty minutes. In 2010-11, he posted a career-high 18 goals in 77 games for the Lightning.

“Dominic is an extremely versatile player that has performed in a lot of important playoff games the last two years,” said Wilson. “We feel that he is a great fit in several areas and his veteran presence will benefit our team greatly.”

The six-foot, 195-pound native of Thornhill, Ontario has played in 41 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, including 37 over the last two seasons for Tampa Bay (2010-11) and Montreal (2009-10), posting 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists).

In 507 NHL games with the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal and Tampa Bay, Moore has 179 points (67 goals, 112 assists), and 343 penalty minutes.

Moore was originally selected in the third round (95th overall) by the New York Rangers.
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