Mike Moore
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Mike Moore

Hometown:

Calgary Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-12-12

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2012

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Mike Moore completed his senior season at Princeton (ECAC), serving as the team captain of the clubs first ECAC Championship team in 10 years. He also helped the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. He was the 2008 ECAC Hockey Defensive Defenseman of the Year and led Princeton defensemen in goals (seven), assists (17) and points (24) in 34 games. He finished his collegiate career with 52 points (14g+38a) and 154 PIM in 121 games. He went on to play three games with the Worcester Sharks (AHL), recording no points but 16 PIM. He made his professional debut on Apr. 11 at Portland, picking up 11 PIM in the process.  Signed with San Jose as an undrafted free agent in 2008 after completing four seasons with Princeton.

2008-09: Moore is living up to the hype as a pro. There have been no complaints from the coaching staff, as the former Tiger has been working hard and has been a sponge in order to make the most of his opportunity. Since the start of the season, Moore has progressively moved his way up to the top pairings and is one of the team's most trusted players.

2009-10: In his third year with the Worcester Sharks(AHL) Mike Moore played in 64 games, notching 22 points. He scored 3 goals and 19 assists. For the second straight year he posted a solid plus/minus, improving to +16. In the playoffs, Moore was held pointless but picked up 14 PIMs.

2010-11: Moore made his NHL debut with the Sharks in October and saw action in five other games in the first half of the season, shuffling between San Jose and Worcester, before being sent down to the AHL for the remainder of the season in December. More scored his only NHL goal (and only point) in the second game of his career in an overtime loss at Colorado. In six games with the Sharks he was -1 with 7 PMs and averaged 10 minutes of ice time per game. Moore played 49 games for Worcester and was +5 with 2 goals, 10 assists and 40 PMs.

 

Talent Analysis

He’s a defensive defenseman with good presence and poise. But what most are starting to love about him is his bone-jarring hits.

“He’s really physical and focused,” said Worcester head coach Roy Sommer in January. “Moore probably has one of the lost arts as an open-ice hitter. He’s really laid some guys out this year.”

 

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