Lee Moffie

Hometown:

Wallingford Connecticut

Team:

AHL

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-08-29

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with San Jose, 2013

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Lee Moffie posted 9 goals, 35 assists, and 97 penalty minutes in 55 games with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL.

2009-10: In 29 games with the University of Michigan, Moffie posted 4 goals, 8 assists and 27 penalty minutes. He was also a plus-2. Was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round, 188th overall, of the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Moffie skated in 32 of 44 games for NCAA runner-up Michigan as a sophomore and led all Wolverines defensemen with 8 goals. Moffie's defensive game was sometimes suspect but he finished the season +9 and had 9 assists with 16 PMs. Five of his eight goals were scored on the power play. Michigan finished first in the CCHA and won the league's third place game. After shutting out high-powered WCHA champ North Dakota in the Frozen Four semifinal, the Wolverines lost to Minnesota-Duluth in overtime in the national championship game.

2011-12: Moffie had a solid junior season at the University of Michigan where the puck moving defenseman nearly doubled his last season's numbers, scoring seven goals along with 25 assists (led the team) and a plus 23 rating in 41 NCAA games. The mobile defender played on both specialty teams scoring two power play goals, a shorthanded goal along with two game winning goals for the Wolverines this year. He played most of the second half of the season with his shutdown partner, Jon Merrill (NJD) who clearly helped the offensive defenseman develop his overall game. He gained valuable experience playing big minutes in the CCHA Playoffs and the NCAA tournament.

2012-13: Moffie was one of four players (and the only defenseman) to skate in all 40 games for Michigan in his senior season. Overshadowed by high profile prospects Jacob Trouba (Winnipeg) and Jon Merrill (NJD), he scored 3 goals with 10 assists and was +1 with 46 penalty minutes. Michigan finished seventh in the CCHA, failing to win 20 games for the first time since head coach Red Berenson's third season in 1986-87 but went 8-0-1 in nine games and nearly earned an NCAA tournament bid; falling to Notre Dame, 3-1, in the CCHA championship game. Edmonton acquired the rights to Moffie in a trade for defenseman Kyle Bigos in July 2013 but he was not tendered a contract; becoming an unrestricted free agent. He signed an AHL contract with Lake Erie in August, 2013.

 

Talent Analysis

Moffie is a mobile defenseman with excellent poise with the puck, will jump up into the rush and is not afraid to become the trailer on the offensive play. The puck-moving defenseman possesses a very good shot and can get pucks through the traffic to the net by traversing the blue line to change the shoot angles and finding better lanes. His skating is outstanding with smooth strides; good speed and can play both sides of the ice effectively. He needs to shoot the puck more often with his big point shot and play with more physicality down low in his own end of the ice.

 

Future

Moffie was dealt by the San Jose Sharks to the Edmonton Oilers in a deal that sent Kyle Bigos to the Sharks. Moffie will be expected to play a bigger role on the team's specialty units, provide character and leadership as a returning senior for the Wolverines while continuing his development at the NCAA level.

 

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