Sharks acquire Moore from Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks deal a little dealing before their contest Thursday night, with well-travelled Dominic Moore heading to the Northern California club.
The 31-year-old centre, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer, cost the Sharks a second round pick in the June entry draft. San Jose also receives a seventh round pick in the same draft.
Moore has four goals and 15 assists in 56 games with 48 penalty minutes this season, a drop from 2010-11 when he potted a career best 18 goals for Tampa Bay.
"Dominic is an extremely versatile player that has performed in a lot of important playoff games the last two years," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "We feel that he is a great fit in several areas and his veteran presence will benefit our team greatly."
Moore has also played with the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, and Montreal in his career, with 67 goals and 112 assists, along with 343 penalty minutes, in 507 regular season games.
The Thornhill, Ont. native did not dress for Thursday's game. He is expected to make his San Jose debut in Carolina on Friday.