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Have the Preds signed the next Admirals captain in Mike Moore?

Preds press release (new)

From their official Twitter account, the Nashville Predators have announced the signing of defenseman Mike Moore to a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

Moore was the captain of the Worcester Sharks (San Jose’s minor league affiliate) in 2010-11 and the captain of Princeton University during his senior year of 2007-08. Could he be the heir apparent to the Milwaukee Admirals captainship that was vacated when Scott Ford signed with the St. Louis Blues two days ago?

The official press release is below.

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Nashville, Tenn. (July 3, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free agent defenseman Mike Moore to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

Moore, 27 (12/12/84), has spent that past four seasons in the San Jose organization, posting 20 points (4g-16a) and 85 penalty minutes in 62 games with its AHL affiliate, the Worchester Sharks, in 2011-12. In 254 career AHL games, the Calgary, Alta., native has 72 points (14g-58a) and 365 penalty minutes since 2008. The former captain of both Worchester (2010-11) and Princeton University during his senior season (2007-08) has also appeared in six NHL games with the Sharks in 2010-11, notching a goal and seven penalty minutes.

The 6-1, 201-pound blueliner spent four seasons at Princeton from 2004-08, posting 52 points (14g-38a) and 154 penalty minutes in 121 games. In 2007-08, he led the Tigers to a ECAC title, being named First-Team All-America and the conference’s Best Defensive Defenseman.

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