Rangers sign Dominic Moore

July 5, 2013, by

Per Larry Brooks, the Rangers have signed center Dominic Moore to a one-year contract worth $1 million.  You may remember Moore played with the Blueshirts in 2005-2006. Moore sat out last season as a result of his late wife’s battle with rare liver cancer. Moore was someone we talked about signing before last season kicked off. Welcome back Dominic.

Categories : Offseason, Signings


  1. Bloomer says:

    Good signing, I like how Dominic plays hockey.

  2. VinceR says:

    Will gladly welcome him back! Good depth move.

  3. The Suit says:

    I was an advocate of signing him before last season. I like this move. Never hurts to have depth down the middle. Hopefully now we can move Boyle out of town or to the wing.

    • Centerman21 says:

      Hopefully the wing. Without Powe Boyle will be needed to PK. Or they could get rid of his 1.7 mil to help with buffer money so NYR aren’t right against the upper limit all season.

  4. Pete says:

    Does this mean the end of Boyle?

  5. SalMerc says:

    Good pickup at the right price

  6. joe719 says:

    Boyle gets moved to the wing, or moved out of town

  7. Walt says:

    Boyle goes to the wing, he is a good PK man, and should be kept!!

  8. AD says:

    I have no qualms with this signing at all; think it is additive to the process of getting btter.

    However, as stupid as some of the new contracts have been during free-agency, it appears to me that the Devs/Isles/Sens/Leafs/CBJ all got better during the off-season, and the Rangers have gone sideways, at best. Losing a 2nd round pick in a deep draft all for the purpose of not re-signing Clowe, while retaining Richards, were poor decisions.

    As of now, this team is scratching to make the top 8 for next year’s play-offs.

    • Justin says:

      Seems a bit shortsighted as the Rangers were stronger than all those teams to begin with. This roster should be competing with the best in the conference if everyone is healthy.

      • AD says:

        Leafs had more points; Sens were 1 point behind; and Isles/CBJ were two points behind. Only the Devs were a solid 8 points behind, so 4 out of the 5 teams referenced were right there with the NYR, and they all got markedly better during the off-season.

        Seems fairly straightforward.

        • VinceR says:

          Not really, standings don’t tell the story of roster strength. Initial depth (especially in forwards, pre trade deadline), injuries, and lack of depth to cover for said injuries (especially on D), and continued injuries, were a big part of it. They have improved in depth all over, including the trade deadline last season (even with Clowe gone, which of course in hindsight was a mistake).

          Lack of prospect improvement was also part of the story (Kreider not living up to initial expectations was a big issue). If JT Miller, Kreider, and Lindberg/Fast show enough that one or more of them can contribute enough on the big club, that is a big improvement also. Granted, there is no guarantee that happens, but you cannot overlook it.

  9. Spozo says:

    So they have added three defenseman in the last couple of days. Obviously they are adding to their defensive depth which was an issue last year. Mcilrath also should compete for a spot on the team. Is this an indication that Staals opening days status is still uncertain?

  10. Erixon20 says:

    I like Moore but Lapierre would have been my choice. We are looking at another soft roster, which did not help last season. The Pens, Devils, Islanders and Flyers are all much tougher. The Leafs, Pens and Bs even more so. Get ready to watch NYR get pushed around. Not pleased overall.

  11. TxRanger says:

    What about the Aaron Johnson signing? Who is this guy?

    • Tim B says:

      Dman. Drafted by Columbus. Played 10 games this season with Bruins. Depth is what he is. Likely will play with Hartford.

  12. Dan says:

    This whole season is a bit tricky to analyze because of the lockout and it was a race to the playoff spots. I really think the Rangers needed to add depth this offseason which they’ve kinda did with Moore, Syrvet and Falk.

    I would like to see another minor move made but with all these possible kids coming up to earn roster spots, I’d rather have that rather than some of these free agents.

    Just watching this unfold today was unbelievable, some of the money and the length of these contracts were outrageous for players who have had 1-2 good years and are cashing in. As long as we sign our RFA’s to deals that are worthy, I’ll be happy. This club is solid – I liked Torts but I think we needed a change so I’m interested to see how AV handles this crew.

    Can’t wait for the season to start!

  13. supermaz says:

    Moore sucked the first time around. What makes anyone think this time will be any different ?