We all remember the center on the popular HMO line, Dominic Moore. He was traded to Pittsburgh in the deal that brought Adam Hall to NY.
Ever wonder what he’s been up to recently? Well, he has found himself a home as the first line center in Toronto, centering Jason Blake and Ian White (ironically enough, Ryan Hollweg has found himself on this Maple Leaf team too). He is also having a breakout season, with 11 goals, 18 assists for 29 points in 49 games this year. This also includes a stretch of 6 points in the previous 3 games. He has impressed new GM Brian Burke enough that he is not being included in all the Maple Leaf trade rumors.
Moore was used primarily as a defensive and penalty killing specialist while in NY. He showed some offensive flair while in NY, netting 9 goals and 18 points while playing in a limited role. It’s good to see him getting more playing time and succeeded on both sides of the puck.