Simon Moser
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Simon Moser

Hometown:

Bern Switzerland

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-03-10

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

214 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Simon Moser played four regular season games and five relegation playoff teams for Langnau in the Swiss Elite League as an 18-year-old; spending most of the season on loan to second division club Martigny in his first pro season. He played for the Langnau junior team in the U20 playoffs. Moser scored 2 goals with no penalty minutes skating for the Langnau men’s team. In 36 B league games with Martigny he scored 7 goals with 5 assists and 72 penalty minutes. He had 1 assist in five regular season games with the Langau U20 team and in four playoff games scored 3 goals with 1 assist and 6 penalty minutes.

2008-09: Moser spent his first full season in the Switzerland National A League skating for Langnau and was part of the Switzerland U20 team that captured a gold medal as the host team of the 2009 Division 1A World Junior Championship. Moser scored 7 goals with 6 assists and 37 penalty minutes in 47 regular season games. Langnau missed the playoffs after finishing ninth in the 12-team league and Moser scored 2 goals with 1 assist in seven relegation games. He was one of four players to lead the Swiss U20 team with five goals and was +6 with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in five games. Switzerland was undefeated in the six-team tournament, earning elevation to the top division for 2009-10.

2009-10: Moser skated in 50 regular season games and 11 relegation contests for Langnau in his second season. He scored 9 goals with 9 assists and had 28 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games as Langnau slipped from ninth to 11th place. Moser scored 5 goals with 3 assists and 6 penalty minutes in the relegation playoffs.

2010-11: Moser played 46 regular season games in his third year with Langnau as the club reached the National A League playoffs for the first time in five seasons and he made his first national team for Switzerland. He scored 11 goals with 12 assists and was +7 with 20 penalty minutes. Langnau was swept by third-place Bern in the playoffs and in four playoff games Moser scored 2 goals and was minus-2 with 2 penalty minutes. In six games for Switzerland at the 2011 IIHF World Championship he had 2 assists and was minus-1.

2011-12: Moser was an assistant captain for Langnau and led the team with 18 goals in his fourth season and played for Switzerland at the 2012 IIHF World Championship. He had 16 assists and was minus-10 with 50 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games. Langnau slipped to 10th place and in four relegation playoff games Moser scored 1 goal and was minus-4. He scored 2 goals and was +2 in two games before suffering a knee injury while skating for Switzerland at the World Championship.

2012-13: Moser was a team captain for Langnau but was hampered by injuries through the season; appearing in 35 of 50 games. He skated in his second world championship tournament with Switzerland in the spring. Moser was the third-leading scorer for last-place Langnau with 10 goals and 11 assists and was minus-9 with 44 penalty minutes. He scored 6 goals with 4 assists and was minus-3 with 10 penalty minutes in the relegation games. In ten games for Switzerland at the 2013 World Championship he scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was +5 with 6 penalty minutes. Switzerland won a silver medal after reaching the championship game.

2013-14: Moser was invited to the Nashville Predators training camp and was signed to a one-year contract in September. He spent most of the season with Nashville affiliate Milwaukee — making his NHL debut in a February game against the Blues and appearing in six games with the Predators. He skated for Switzerland in the Winter Olympics and in the 2014 World Championship. Moser scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes while averaging 10 minutes of ice time with Nashville. In 48 AHL games for the Admirals, he scored 8 goals with 18 assists and was +2 with 8 penalty minutes. Moser scored 1 goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes in four games for Switzerland at the Olympics in Sochi and had 2 assists and was minus-1 with 6 penalty minutes in seven games at the World Championship in Belarus. Moser was tendered a contract offer by Nashville in June making him a restricted free agent.

Talent Analysis

Simon Moser plays an effective game predicated on playing with energy and competing in tight spaces. He skates well and has some stick handling and shooting ability but is not elite in any one area. He has had international success with the Switzerland national team and is a solid team player.

Future

Moser was a restricted free agent following the 2013-14 season and in early July rejected the first contract offer from the Predators — a two-way contract for the league minimum. Nashville has added several offensively-skilled prospects, and unless he signs an NHL contract by November 15th, Moser will skate for SC Bern during the 2014-15 season.

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