Saturday, February 4, 2017

1997 forward Devin Moore commits to Quinnipiac

The Quinnipiac Bobcats picked up another commitment a day after 2001 forward Connor Tait verbally committed to the Bobcats. Today Quinnipiac received a commitment from 1997 forward Devin Moore of the Brockville Braves in the Central Canada Hockey League for the 2017-2018 season. Moore, a Hampstead, New Hampshire native is a 5'7 160 pound forward who played the last three seasons prior to arriving in Brockville at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

In 49 games played for Brockville this season, Moore has 19 goals and 23 assists with six of his goals coming by way of the power play. He should give the Bobcats some additional scoring offensive depth in the 2017-18 season. Associate head coach Joe Dumais was the one who scouted Moore for Quinnipiac prior to his commitment to the program. The last time Quinnipiac found a smaller player in the CCHL was Matthew Peca who became one of the best players in school history and recently had a stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning scoring his first NHL goal.
Devin Moore (photo by Jonathon Brodie/The Recorder and Times)
While Moore is a small forward he has offensive skills and can either finish or be the set-up man. Brockville General Manager Dustin Traylen had nothing but good things to say about Moore in the organization's press release.

"Devin is living proof for all smaller players that heart, desire, work ethic, skill-set, and leadership cam trump physical stature, he is very deserving of this opportunity,” stated Traylen."

The recruiting website Neutral Zone had this to say about Moore.

3.25 star prospect Devin Moore commits to Quinnipiac. Elusive, creative, high IQ forward who shined at Hockey Day in last week

With a high hockey IQ its no wonder that he is someone Quinnipiac's coaching staff wants on their roster. Quinnipiac has had a lot of success in the past with small forwards and I would expect Rand Pecknold and his staff to get the most out of Moore. Congratulations to Devin and his family on his commitment and welcome to the Quinnipiac family.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathan_singer.

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