Let’s be honest: the Bruins haven’t exactly hit the jackpot when it comes to free agent signings in recent years.
Last season’s big-name acquisition? A journeyman fourth-line player who actually ended up being quite a deal.
Dominic Moore was, to put it plainly, excellent for the Bruins this season.
The GRIZZLED VETERAN was the Bruins’ iron man this season, playing in all 82 regular season games and all six playoff games.
Along with being reliable on the PK and being one of the Bruins’ most consistent players in all three zones, Moore chipped in 26 points over the course of the regular season and the playoffs.
One of those goals (the last one he scored, in fact) was the 100th of Moore’s long NHL career.
Yeah, it was in garbage time of a bad loss, but hey, it’s a cool moment.
Moore’s 11 goals this season marked the second-highest total of his career; he scored 18 with the Tampa team that the Bruins beat on the way to winning the Cup in 2011.
Moore has played 12 NHL seasons. That means he scored 11% of his career goals last season with the Bruins. Again, pretty great for a guy who was essentially a toss-in, added to the roster on the last day of August.
To me, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Bruins take a look at bringing Moore back. However, given the season he put together, it also wouldn’t be surprising for another team to give Moore a deal.
Pretty much every team in the NHL wouldn’t hesitate to add 20+ points to its roster for under a million bucks.
If Moore moves on, the Bruins may be worse off, though it will probably open up a spot for a youngster.
If this year was a one-time thing, the Bruins and Moore both benefited immensely.
Games Played: 88
Playoff Points: 1 (assist)
Regular Season CF%: 47.8%
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