Greg Moore played his first two seasons of high school hockey in Maine at St. Dom’s High School. He then moved on to finish his last two high school seasons in Michigan. With the United States NTDP in 2001-2002, he recorded 37 points in 53 games.
Originally drafted by the Calgary Flames with their fifth round selection, 143rd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Greg Moore was then moved on to the New York Rangers in a four player trade including Chris Simon, Blair Betts, and Jamie McLennan.
Moore returned home to play for the University of Maine for his four-year college career. He excelled as a freshman for the Black Bears scoring 9 goals and exhibiting strong defensive zone play, and in his sophomore season, Moore almost doubled his goal output to 15.
2005-06: Although in his third season at Maine, Moore only matched his sophomore year numbers, in his senior 2005-06 season, Moore became a collegiate star. He appeared in 42 games and was the team’s leading scorer with 28 goals and 17 assists. Moore served as captain of the Black Bears’ team, earned Hockey East All-Star honors and was a Hobey Baker finalist. He finished the season with the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack, and in 13 post-season games, Moore recorded 2 goals and 5 assists.
2006-07: After an excellent Rangers’ training camp in the Fall of 2006, Moore was one of the last rookie players to be reassigned to the AHL to begin the 2006-07 season. He quickly became known for being defensively responsible, and played on the penalty kill regularly last season. Relegated to the third line, Moore did not play with top offensive linemates during the 2006-07 season.
2007-08: Moore was one of the top players with the Wolf Pack last season. Moore does have offensive skill and, when combined with his solid defensive play, he showed that his senior season at Maine was no fluke. After his entry-level contract was completed this summer, Moore signed a one-year two-way contract with the Rangers on July 21, 2008.
Moore is a strong skater and a very hard worker. His work ethic and competitive nature are two of his best qualities. Moore displays all the characteristics of a solid two-way forward. His offensive upside isn’t the greatest, but he does have enough offense to get by. His hard defensive zone work and coverage have combined with offensive ability at the AHL level, but have yet to translate to any offensive upside in the NHL.