John Moore
Born November 19, 1990 (1990-11-19) (age 29)
Winnetka, Illinois
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2009
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2010–present

John Moore (born John Carroll Moore, Jr. on November 19, 1990) is an American ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted in the first round (21st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Playing CareerEdit

Junior Playing CareerEdit

John attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Before his professional debut, he participated in many hockey teams including the Winnetka Warriors, Chicago Young Americans and the Chicago Mission.

John officially began his junior hockey career with the Chicago Steel of the USHL during the 2007-08 season.

In 56 games with Chicago, he had four goals and 15 points, then he added two assists in seven playoff games.

He returned to the Steel for the 2008-09 season and saw his numbers improve greatly as he had 14 goals and 39 points in 57 games, however, Chicago did not make the playoffs.

John was eligible for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and was the sixth-ranked North American player and the first-ranked North American defenseman.

He was selected by the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL in the second round of the 2009 OHL Priority Draft and he was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round (21st overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to his rookie season with the Rangers, Moore was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on July 21, 2009.

In John's maiden season with the Rangers in 2009–10, he had 10 goals and 47 points in 61 games.

Then, he put up impressive numbers in the playoffs, earning 16 points in 20 games as the Rangers lost to the Windsor Spitfires in the Western Conference finals.

Professional\NHL CareerEdit

Following John's rookie season with the Blue Jackets, he was assigned to start the 2010–11 season with the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

After 47 games with the Falcons, John was recalled by the Blue Jackets and made his NHL debut in a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on February 5, 2011.

On October 25, 2011, he scored his first NHL goal against Ty Conklin of the Detroit Red Wings.

During the 2012-13 NHL lockout, John was included in the deadline trade by the Blue Jackets, along with Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and a sixth-round pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for Marian Gaborik and minor league players Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle on April 3, 2013.

In John's first game as a Ranger (only three hours after the trade), he scored his first goal of the season in a 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Chicago Steel USHL 56 4 11 14 26 7 0 2 2 2
2008–09 Chicago Steel USHL 57 14 25 39 50
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 10 37 47 53 20 4 12 16 2
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 73 5 19 24 23
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 1 1 2 2
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 67 2 5 7 8
2012–13 Springfield Falcons AHL 24 3 6 9 10
2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 17 0 1 1 2
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 13 1 5 6 5 12 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 99 3 11 14 15 12 0 1 1 2
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