Read: A homework assignment helped John Moore’s game

John MooreWhile John Moore was recovering from the concussion he suffered late in the season, the coaches had him write down what he was seeing from the press box during a game against the Canucks.  (NHL.com)

He said that he wrote down a lot and it was a lot of “little things” and “split decisions” that could be the difference between a scoring chance or a good defensive play. (NHL.com)

Moore gave his notes to video coach Jerry Dineen who put together a list of clips so that Moore and Ulf Samuelsson could discuss what he was seeing. (NHL.com)

He said that his game started to improve after doing this “homework” assignment.

Michael Del Zotto had to do a similar thing during one of his times as a healthy scratch early in his career.


Moore played 74 games for the Rangers this season with 4 goals, 11 assists, a plus seven rating, 115 shots on goal, 59 hits, 57 blocked shots and an average of 15:19 per game.

  • When on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers controlled 51.6% of the shot attempts, 53.1% of the shots on goal and 54.2% of the goals scored
  • He started 41.9% of his 5 on 5 shifts in the offensive zone, 33.9% in the neutral zone and 24.2% in the defensive zone

Moore played in 21 playoff games, had two assists, a plus two rating, 19 shots on goal, 18 hits, 19 blocked shots and an average of 14:32 per game.

  • When on the ice at 5 on 5 in the playoffs, the Rangers controlled 50.4% of the shot attempts, 49.8% of the shots on goal and 55.6% of the goals scored
  • He started 48.2% of his 5 on 5 shifts in the offensive zone, 37.7% in the neutral zone and 14.1% in the defensive zone



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