36 Steve Moore
2003-2004 Ninth Season
CCM/Koho Airknit. Set 2. Neck tagging 56.
NHL-MGG No. B02386
Light to moderate wear on this one. The jersey shows lighter random markings throughout the shirt. The elbows show some light scuffing and damage, with the left elbow showing a couple of decent board burns. There are a couple of small black marks visible in the crest and a couple of small black scuffs in the rear numbers.
According to the set dates, this is the shirt Moore was wearing when he put the questionable hit on Vancouver's Marcus Naslund at Pepsi Center on February 16, which lead to the infamous Bertuzzi retaliation in Vancouver on March 8, in which Moore's neck was broken and his career ended.
The Meigray tag is sewn in the rear hem, and the jersey is accompanied by the NHL-MGG LOA.
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Steve Moore was born September 22, 1978 in Windsor, Ontario. The 7th choice, 53rd overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Moore is a graduate of Harvard University where he majored in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy.
The Windsor, Ontario native spent four years with the Crimson, where he teamed up with older brother Mark and younger brother Dominic to become just the sixth-ever brother trio to play for the same NCAA Division I hockey team at the same time. The Ivy League Rookie-of-the-Year and ECAC All-Rookie Team member in 1997-98, Moore led his team in scoring all three seasons at Harvard prior to 2000-01 when he was edged out by his younger brother Dominic.
A First Team All-Ivy League in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, Moore the 105th captain in Harvard hockey history in 2000-01 concluded his collegiate career ranked 18th amongst the top-20 all-time career point scorers at Harvard with 45 goals, 78 assists for 123 points in 122 games played.
Over the course of the next two seasons, Moore spent the better part of his playing time with the Avs' AHL affiliate in Hershey, before seeing more action with the parent club in 2003-04. In his first full season with the Avs' Moore saw action in 57 games, before having his season and career come to end, after he was knocked unconscious by Vancouver Canuck forward Todd Bertuzzi during a controversial and brutal series of events.
Born: September 22, 1978 - Thornhill, ONT
6-2, 205 lbs.
Selected by Colorado Avalanche round 2 #53 overall 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Missed remainder of 2003-04 due to head and neck injuries sustained in game vs. Vancouver, March 8, 2004. Is unlikely to ever return to the ice.