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Dominic Moore ‘grateful’ for opportunity to finally settle down

Jul 6, 2014, 10:56 PM EDT

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Dominic Moore will turn 34 in August and has 603 career NHL games under his belt, but in all that time, he has never spent more than two consecutive NHL seasons with a single team. He has played for just under a third of the league, but Moore is hoping that his days of bouncing from team to team are finally over.

The New York Rangers inked him to a two-year, $3 million contract on July 1 after he played a supporting role in their run to the Stanley Cup Final.

“It’s nice to have that set,” Moore said, per CBC. “I’m grateful to be a Ranger. I really like our group there and to be part of that group.

“We came up a little short obviously. But there were some good memories along the way, for sure.”

Moore rejoined the Rangers, which originally drafted him in 2000, after spending a season away from hockey following the death of his wife, Katie. He was the selected as the 2014 Masterton Trophy recipient.

“It took me a while to get back up to speed, Moore said. “There were no shortcuts. But to think about how far we went as a team after the way we started the season was something that was very rewarding personally.”

  1. billiam55 - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    for a guy who took a year off, he came back with a bang. especially considering what happened to him. such a classy player and seems like a great person. happy to see him wear that ranger jersey.

  2. ntvd7 - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Great guy. Faceoffs, defensive zone, character, attitude, and can chip in offensively

    I’m shocked he’s bounced around so much

    • ntvd7 - Jul 7, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      Wow, one person is a complete douchebag here…..

      • barkar942 - Jul 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

        Cups- is that you with the thumbs down? LOL!

  3. rsmaggiemae - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    I am from Minnesota and am so happy that they resigned him a man with great character!
    and I am sure this was very difficult for him but he came thru with flying colors.
    I cant imagine what he had to go thru during that tragic time of his life
    I lost my parents 20 months apart and they suffered terribly so I do have some insight as just how Difficult times like this can be not only mentally but physically.

  4. jason9696 - Jul 7, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    I really liked him when he played for the Leafs.

  5. sjsharks66 - Jul 7, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Sharks signed him at the worst possible time. The way he played this year in the playoffs was amazing. Played hard and added grit to the Rangers line up. Wouldn’t mind having him back.

    Also, so glad that he has come back stronger then before. Such a tragedy to happen to him. Glad he is able to settle down now.

  6. sjrulz17 - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Yeah I agree. He had a rough stint with the sharks. Would love to see him back. A great depth centre especially to make deep runs in the playoffs

  7. pj608 - Jul 7, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    Always was an under rated player in my book. Not afraid to get to the dirty areas of the ice. Good for him

  8. jaybyrd99 - Jul 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    Class act all the way . Rebounding from his personal tragedy was /is an amazing, albeit heartbreaking story. I’m glad to see him stay in a Rangers uniform and more important for him , have some consistency in his life. Well deserved.

  9. jaybaileys - Jul 7, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    He sounds like a guy every team needs. He also must have a fascinating story to tell. Losing a spouse or child that young has to be gut wrenching. The fact the guy comes back and plays at such a high level shows tremendous faith and guts. I wish he’d write a book about some day, I’d read it.

  10. stepanup - Jul 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Happy and proud to have him as a Ranger. LGR.

  11. salspikes - Jul 7, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    God bless him he has been through a lot,and stayed focused Had a nice playoff run Big character guy the Blue Shirts needed

  12. multiplemiggs - Jul 8, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    He sucks. So does his wife.

  13. multiplemiggs - Jul 8, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA What do Rag fans know about class??? LMAO

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