Nathan Moon

Nathan Moon


Belleville Ontario

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4th round (120th overall), 2008


179 lbs.

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2007-08: Moon has spent last season playing for the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. The right-handed forward lead his team in scoring with 35 goals and 77 points but was also a team worst -25. Was named to the Eastern Conference OHL All-Stars. Helped team Ontario win the gold medal during the Canada Winter Games.

Talent Analysis

As a right-handed shot with a finishing touch and the versatility to play all three forward positions, the Penguins hope that Moon can mesh with one of their highly talented centers one day.  The talented forward has an above average shot repertoire and good release. His one-timer is as quick and accurate and the release on his wrist shot is deceptively fast.  Moon’s game still needs to be polished as he can experience difficulties in give-and-go situations and does not appear completely comfortable playing off the rush. His passing and on-ice awareness needs to improve too as he is occasionally found out of position and can be prone to giveaways. Moon’s skating, while in some circles is considered a flaw, is more than adequate and includes a quick first step. 

Pittsburgh Penguins have little to show from 2008 draft

by Ian Altenbaugh

Nick D'agostino - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Defenseman Nick D'Agostino (left) is one of only four selections the Pittsburgh Penguins made in the 2008 NHL Draft. (Rich Barnes/Icon SMI)

For as significant as the 2007-08 season was in Pittsburgh Penguins' history, the 2008 draft was fairly forgettable. The organization traded their first three picks in the 2008 draft in three separate trades. All three trades were vital in equipping the Penguins for back-to-back runs to the Stanley Cup Finals, but the most significant was the one which sent their 2008 first round pick, prospect Angelo Esposito, and forwards Colby Armstrong and Erik Christensen to the Atlanta Thrashers for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis.

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