• Devils Give Moore Three-Year Deal

    News: John Moore signed a three-year, $5 million contract with the Devils on Wednesday, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
    Analysis: After he was surprisingly non-tendered by the Coyotes on Monday, John Moore didn't take long to latch on with a new team in unrestricted free agency. The 24-year-old Moore offers a left-handed shot and ideal size (6-foot-3, 202 pounds) for a Devils defense that already has a good young core in place. The blueliner tallied two goals and 11 points across 57 games with the Rangers and Coyotes last season.
  • Coyotes Don't Retain Moore

    News: John Moore, a restricted free agent, wasn't given a qualifying offer by the Coyotes and will enter free agency, the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan reports.
    Analysis: John Moore managed just five points and a minus-11 rating in 19 games for the Coyotes after being sent to Arizona in the Keith Yandle deal, and he's never recorded more than 15 points in a season. However, Moore's still only 24 years old and a former first-round pick (21st overall in 2009) by the Blue Jackets. He'll look for work with another franchise, but may be forced to settle for a two-way deal.
  • Coyotes' Moore To Play In Worlds

    News: John Moore will suit up for Team USA at the upcoming World Championships, , reports Sarah McLellan of AZ Central.
    Analysis: John Moore had 11 points this season playing for both the Rangers and Coyotes. He was part of the package the Coyotes received for Keith Yandle and saw significantly more ice time, and power-play time, once he arrive in Arizona. He should be among the Coyotes' top four defensemen next year, although it looks like the former first-round pick will be more solid than spectacular at the NHL level.
  • Coyotes Moore Picks Up Assist In Win

    News: John Moore had an assist on the power play Saturday in a 5-3 win over San Jose. He took one shot and added three hits in the contest.
    Analysis: John Moore has five points in 16 games with Arizona and 11 points on the year. This was his fourth point on the power play where he is seeing 2:46 of time since joining the Coyotes compared to just 0:38 per game he was getting in New York. The Coyotes are clearly evaluating how he can fit with the team next year and he could be more interesting in Arizona for fantasy in 2015-16 than he was coming into this season with the Rangers.
  • Coyotes' Moore Picks Up Assist In Win

    News: John Moore picked up an assist on the power play Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win over Buffalo. He was minus-1and took six shots in the contest.
    Analysis: John Moore has significantly increased his point production since joining Arizona with four of his 12 points on the season coming in the 12 games he has played since being traded. The transition from the Stanley Cup contender Rangers to the lowly Coyotes can be seen most clearly in his plus/minus, which has gone from a healthy plus-9 in New York to a minus-7 in the desert. That is also a function of the four extra minutes per night he is playing since the trade, which is a good test for whether Moore can be a top four defensemen in the NHL long-term. He is someone to keep an eye on in dynasty and keeper leagues as the season comes down to its final couple of weeks.
  • Coyotes' Moore Notches Two Points

    News: John Moore opened the scoring with his second goal of the season and added a power-play assist Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime win against the Red Wings.
    Analysis: John Moore hasn't seen any kind of uptick offensively since moving from New York to Arizona, as he had just a single point in 10 games as a Coyote before breaking out with the nice game Tuesday. He's still just 24 years old, so there's room for more offense to develop, but Moore hasn't been offering a ton of promise on that front, nor has his physical play been particularly impressive.
  • Coyotes' Moore Debuts In Loss

    News: John Moore skated 20:55 in his Coyotes debut Tuesday; a 4-1 loss to Anaheim. He was minus-2 and took one shot while adding a hit in the game.
    Analysis: As expected, John Moore stepped right into the lineup and saw his highest ice time since November, including 2:27 on the power play. He doesn't have the skill to replace Keith Yandle, but he will soak up a lot of the minutes of the former Coyote through the rest of the season. The 24-year-old has a chance to secure a top-four position next season with strong play down the stretch.
  • Moore Traded To Coyotes

    News: The Coyotes acquired John Moore from the Rangers on Sunday, along with Anthony Duclair, a first-round draft pick in 2016 and a second-round pick in 2015 in exchange for Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a fourth-round pick in 2015, ESPN.com reports.
    Analysis: John Moore, who has recorded one goal and five assists in 38 games for the Rangers this season, could well end up seeing a boost in ice time with the Coyotes, though his plus-7 rating figures to take a hit in the process.
  • Rangers' Moore Gets First Goal Of Season

    News: John Moore scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Flyers.
    Analysis: He has one goal and five assists in 38 games this season. His fantasy value is limited right now, but he does have talent. It just may never manifest itself to the fullness of his draft-day potential.
  • Rangers' J. Moore Back In The Saddle

    News: John Moore was credited with an assist in the second period of Thursday's 4-3 win over Arizona.
    Analysis: The point snaps an 11-game point-scoring drought for the defenseman, who has seen his fair share of time in the press box this campaign. While incumbent defenseman Matt Hunwick is dealing with a drought of his own, Hunwick's production has been slightly better (eight points in 40 games) than that of John Moore's five points through 37 games. With the trade deadline approaching and the organization clearly in buyer's mode, for good or ill, this situation could possibly look very different by this time next week.