Former Maple Leafs centre Dominic Moore signs with Swiss team

Former Toronto Maple Leafs centre Dominic Moore.. (John Locher/AP)

Former Toronto Maple Leafs centre Dominic Moore has signed a deal with the ZSC Lions, in Switzerland, for the remainder of the season.

Moore didn’t sign a new contract with an NHL team after finishing the 2017-18 season with the Maple Leafs. He was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round of the 2000 draft.

“Dominic Moore brings a lot of experience and leadership into our locker room,” Lions’ team manager Sven Leuenberger said in a press release. “He is a good skater and will help out our offence.”

The 38-year-old from Thornhill, Ont. headlined Canada’s 2018 Spengler Cup roster, as the team failed to win a fourth-straight title after falling short in a shootout loss to Finland in the final.

A Harvard alumni, Moore spent 13 years in the NHL and played for 10 different teams – including a brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens. He had his best NHL season with the Maple Leafs in 2008-09, registering 12 goals and 41 points. Moore had 106 goals and 282 points in 897 career games.

The ZSC Lions, located in Zurich, Switzerland, are the defending champions in the Swiss National League, and currently sit in ninth – out of 12 teams – in the standings with 12 wins in 30 games this season.

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