12:02PM: The Rangers have also announced that JT Miller has switched his number from #47 to #10.
10 was last worn by Marian Gaborik.
11:11AM: The Rangers have announced that their new players will wear the following numbers:
It was previously noted that Moore would wear #28. Moore wore #18 during his season with the Rangers in 2005-06.
Steve Eminger has worn #44 for the Rangers the last three seasons. #4 was also worn by Lindy Ruff, Ryan Hollweg and Per Djoos.
47 was worn by JT Miller last season. Miller did not choose #47, it was assigned to him originally at the 2011 Traverse City Tournament.
Pouliot is the only Ranger to wear #67.
On a conference call in July, Dominic Moore spoke about being overly excited about returning to the Rangers and that returning to the Rangers was what he was hoping would happen.
Moore, in an interview with the CP, said that the Rangers were his first choice and that he feels putting on the Rangers jersey again is a way of coming home.
In a 2001 article, the NY Times wrote that Moore was at the forefront of Harvard’s resurgence in the NCAA landscape.
During his first training camp with the Rangers in 2003, Moore was described by Mark Messier as “an excellent skater” and that he “looks good.”
During his one full season with the Rangers, Moore, Jed Ortymeyer and Ryan Hollweg formed the Rangers fourth line (the HMO line) that injected energy into the Rangers lineup.
The Daily News, play the game with “an all-out attitude and willingness to do the repetitive dirty work that is appropriate for three guys who believe they must earn their roster spot every night.
THIS SECTION is all about Moore.
Moore said on TSN Radio in mid-July that he is refreshed and ready to return to the NHL.
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.”
During his Smashfest event in Toronto, to raise money for concussions and rare forms of cancer, there was a banner of Moore in Rangers jersey with #28 on his arm.
Moore wore #18 for the Rangers in his first season with the team but Marc Staal has that number.
Kris Newbury, who was traded this summer, wore #28 last season. Other Rangers who have worn #28 include Tie Domi, Steve Larmer, Bryan McCabe, Colton Orr and Tomas Sandstrom.
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.”
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.
He sat out last season following the death of his wife Katie after a battle with a rare form of liver cancer.
80% of readers liked that the Rangers brought Moore back.
It was reported earlier this morning that the Rangers were speaking with an had serious interest in bringing back Moore.
Moore was drafted by the Rangers and played one full season for them in 2005-06. The only player still on the Rangers from that 05-06 team is Henrik Lundqvist.
Moore has played a total of 87 games for the Rangers in the regular season (5 in 03-04/82 in 05-06) and 4 in the playoffs.
He had 9 goals and 12 assists as a Ranger.