PRESS RELEASE: Preds sign Michael Moore

No, it is not the movie director, Michael Moore. It is the hockey player. Unfortunately, he prefers the name Mike Moore. The Predators have sign Moore to a two-way contract worth $550,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL. Read the press release from the Nashville Predators after the jump.

Nashville, Tenn. (July 3, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free agent defenseman Mike Moore to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

Moore, 27 (12/12/84), has spent that past four seasons in the San Jose organization, posting 20 points (4g-16a) and 85 penalty minutes in 62 games with its AHL affiliate, the Worchester Sharks, in 2011-12. In 254 career AHL games, the Calgary, Alta., native has 72 points (14g-58a) and 365 penalty minutes since 2008. The former captain of both Worchester (2010-11) and Princeton University during his senior season (2007-08) has also appeared in six NHL games with the Sharks in 2010-11, notching a goal and seven penalty minutes.

The 6-1, 201-pound blueliner spent four seasons at Princeton from 2004-08, posting 52 points (14g-38a) and 154 penalty minutes in 121 games. In 2007-08, he led the Tigers to a ECAC title, being named First-Team All-America and the conference’s Best Defensive Defenseman.

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