On Thursday night, Dominic Moore held a charity ping pong event to raise money for concussions and rare forms of cancer.
The event raised over $100,000 and Moore, in an NHLPA statement, said “Smashfest 2013 was an epic night. I truly am proud and grateful that this year’s event raised over $100,000, which will go to concussion research and will help rare cancers through the Katie Moore Foundation. I would like to thank my fellow players, sponsors, NHLPA staff, and all our guests for an amazing evening.”
From the NHLPA release “Throughout the night, those in attendance had a chance to bid on live and silent auction items, enjoy some food and beverage, socialize, and watch a bit of a ping-pong. Over 600 people attended the event, which included 25 current and former NHL players, fans and over 40 credentialed media. When the paddles were put to rest, more than $100,000 was raised for The Katie Moore Foundation, which was established in honour of Dominic’s late wife, Katie, and various brain injury concussion research foundations.”
Newly signed Ranger Dominic Moore had a conference call with the Rangers media today.
On coming back to the Rangers and MSG, “I couldn’t be more excited. Obviously I have great memories from over the years both as a Ranger and a visitor. It has always been my favorite place to play. There is something special about MSG and I can’t wait to put the Rangers jersey back on.”
On Henrik Lundqvist and being rookies together in 2005-06, “It’s funny that he is the only one who is still there from our rookie season. We bonded pretty good at that time and we stayed pretty close throughout the years. I can’t wait to be his teammate again.”
Last week the Rangers signed Dominic Moore with the likelihood that he will reprise his role as the Rangers fourth line center.
In his NHL career, 530 games, Moore has averaged between 12:28 per game and 16:50 per game.
According to HockeyAnalysis.com, over his last six seasons, Moore has averaged a start of 27.1% of his shifts in the offensive zone, 32% in the defensive and 40.9% in the neutral zone.
At CBC, Elliotte Friedman said that Alain Vigneault was told during his interview process with the Rangers that the team is constructed to allow him to deploy his forwards the same way he did in Vancouver and give his offensive players more starts in the offensive zone and his defensive forwards more starts in the defensive zone.
Moore has always averaged between 1:20 and 3:30 on the PK per game and is 3,062 for 5,826 (53%) on faceoffs in his career.