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Old 08-02-2006, 06:48 AM   #98
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Default Re: Penguins Hire Assistant Coach

Penguins sign Moore
By The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, August 2, 2006


The Penguins avoided arbitration with center Dominic Moore by signing him to a two-year contract Tuesday.

Moore, 25, was acquired in July by the Penguins from the Nashville Predators along with Libor Pivko in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2007. He was scheduled to go to arbitration today.

The 6-0, 195-pound native of Thornhill, Ontario, totaled nine goals and nine assists in 82 games with the New York Rangers in 2005-06 and ranked second on the team in short-handed time on ice (293:28) and third in short-handed time on ice per game (3:34). According to the NHL Players' Association Web site, he will earn $700,000 in 2006-07.

In other Penguins news, New England scout Neil Shea was let go after seven seasons with the organization. Shea was responsible for scouting several current Penguins players including defensemen Ryan Whitney, Noah Welch, Rob Scuderi and Brooks Orpik. He joins a list of other staffers recently relieved of their duties including scout Rick Kehoe, equipment manager Steve Latin, assistant equipment manager Paul Flati and assistant athletic trainer Scott Johnson.
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