Earlier today the Fischtown Pinguins of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga announced the retirement of their captain, Mike Moore, on their Facebook page. Moore began his pro career with the Worcester Sharks in the 2007-08 season after finishing a four-year NCAA career with Princeton University.
Moore would go on to play 253 games with the WorSharks, third in club history behind Nick Petrecki’s and John McCarthy’s 277 games played, and are sixth all-time in Worcester hockey history. His 365 penalty minutes ranked 8th all-time in WorSharks history, and his plus-27 rating is fifth all-time in Worcester pro hockey history. He was the captain of the WorSharks for the 2011-12 season, and played in six NHL games with the San Jose Sharks, scoring a goal on November 17, 2010, in Colorado.
Here at 210Sports, we have the “Mike Moore Award”, which goes to the Worcester hockey player that works the hardest throughout the season. Anyone who saw Moore play knows the reason why it’s named after him.
The retirement announcement, translated by Google:
“As the saying goes, the best comes last – but now we have to prove that even proverbs don’t always tell the truth. After six years with Mike Moore – six years as the best team captain of the Penguins – 294 competitive games in our jersey – 89 scorer points and a huge heart for Seestadt, Mike Moore is retiring as an ice hockey player today and ending his career here with us at Wilhelm Kaisen Place. Mike initially wants to gain some distance with a kind of sabbath year and has also rejected our offer to stay in the organization at this point in time. Each of you will understand that we don’t want to prolong this emotional moment too much.
Mike: When tears of farewell taste like friendship and familiar eyes promise to meet again, then the future begins with a smile and I am sure that we will see you again here in Bremerhaven at some point – no matter what your situation or position.”
All Worcester hockey fans hope for nothing but the best for him as Mike Moore steps away from the game.
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