Courtesy of New York Rangers (New York, July 1, 2014) – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with Dominic Moore on a new contract.
Moore, 33, registered six goals and 12 assists for 18 points, along with 18 penalty minutes in 73 games with the Rangers this past season. He established a career-high, and tied for third on the team, in shorthanded points (three), and also won 354 of 648 faceoffs (54.6%) during the season. Moore tied a single-game career-high by recording two goals, including the game-winning goal, on January 4 at Toronto. He tallied the first shorthanded assist of his career on January 19 vs. Washington, and established a single-game career-high with two shorthanded points (one goal, one assist) on March 5 vs. Toronto. The Rangers forward tallied three points (one goal, two assists) and won 10 of 15 faceoffs (66.7%) during the Stadium Series on January 26 at New Jersey and January 29 at the NY Islanders. Moore registered his 200th career NHL point with an assist on March 9 vs. Detroit and skated in his 600th career NHL game on April 5 vs. Ottawa.
In 25 games during the 2014 Playoffs, the 6-0, 192-pounder registered three goals and five assists for eight points, along with 24 penalty minutes. Moore established playoff career-highs in games played, game-winning goals (two) and shots on goal (28). He led the team in faceoff win percentage (54.5%; 175-for-321), and tied for second on the team – and tied for sixth in the NHL – in game-winning goals in the playoffs. Moore tied a single-game playoff career-high with two assists in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 17 at Montreal. He tallied the only goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 29 vs. Montreal to help the Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Final.
At the 2014 NHL Awards, Moore received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is given annually to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” He became the fifth Ranger to receive the trophy since it was first awarded following the 1967-68 season, joining Jean Ratelle (1970-71), Rod Gilbert (1975-76), Anders Hedberg (1984-85), and Adam Graves (2000-01).
In 603 career regular season games with the Rangers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Tampa Bay, and San Jose, Moore has registered 73 goals and 130 assists for 203 points, along with 367 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in assists (32) and points (45) during the 2008-09 season with Toronto and Buffalo. Moore has won 50% or more of faceoffs he has taken in each of the last seven seasons in which he has played (2006-07 – 2011-12; 2013-14). He has also tallied 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points, along with 55 penalty minutes in 69 career NHL playoff games.
The Thornhill, Ontario native signed with the Rangers as a free agent on July 5, 2013. Moore was originally selected by the Rangers in the third round, 95th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.