BUFFALO (LGS) — Get to know the newest Sabre before it's too late.
1. He made his NHL debut in 2003 against the Montreal Canadiens and recorded three assists in less than 10 minutes of ice time in a New York Rangers win.
2. In a game in late February, he had a shorthanded breakaway and fed a pass to Jason Blake, who had joined the rush to create a two on none break. He did it all without his stick, kicking the puck down the ice and passing it soccer-style. (Watch it on YouTube)
3. Moore, who grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, is more than familiar with Buffalo — "I played here in more tournaments than I can remember." (Artvoice.com story)
4. He has a degree from Harvard University in sociology, and he could have gone even without a hockey scholarship, according to one of his hockey mentors. (postcitymagazines.com story)
5. He played on Harvard's tennis team as a freshman, and his father has won the Canadian over-50 tennis championship. (harvardmagazine.com story)
6. In 1999–2000, he joined older brothers Mark and Steve on the Harvard hockey team, the first time in school history three brothers played at the same time. All three would be drafted into the NHL. (Dominic Moore Wikipedia entry)
7. His brother Steve was the one cheapshotted by Todd Bertuzzi in that infamous attack.
8. His nickname while on the Rangers was "The Professor." (espn.com story)
9. He led all Leaf forwards in shorthanded ice time per game and is tied with Paul Gaustad for 14th place in the league in faceoff percentage.
10. Whenever he agrees to be photographed with one of his legion of female fans, he is always separated from the fan by an electrified chain link. (Proof) OK, it's not true. I'll be damned if I could come up with one more actual thing you might not have known about Dominic Moore.