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Lightning sign free-agent center Moore to 2-year deal

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Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning signed free-agent center Dominic Moore to a two-year contract, General Manager Steve Yzerman said announced Friday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Moore is regarded as a solid two-way player who will likely fill a third-line role as a defensive-minded center. Moore (6-foot, 196 pounds) is generally among the league leaders in faceoff winning percentage, finishing last season at 55 percent between Florida and Montreal, although he did not take enough faceoffs to qualify.

"Dominic's skating ability, strength on faceoffs and versatility will be a great edition to our lineup," Yzerman said. "We're pleased to welcome him to the organization."

Moore has played in 374 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens. A third-round pick by the Rangers in 2000, he has amassed 45 goals, 128 points and 243 penalty minutes.

He has been traded each of the past two trade deadline days for a second-round pick, from Toronto to Buffalo in 2009 and from Florida to Montreal last season.

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