Bears Sign Former Islanders Forward Matt Moulson To One-Year AHL Contract

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The AHL’s Hershey Bears announced on Wednesday that they have signed forward Matt Moulson to a one-year AHL contract. The 35-year old has recorded 176 goals, 369 points, and a -42 rating in 650 career NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, and Minnesota Wild. He has spent the last two seasons with the AHL’s Ontario Reign, the Kings’ minor league affiliate, and has put up back-to-back 46 point seasons. He also recorded 22 goals in 2018-19.

The Pittsburgh Penguins selected the forward 263rd overall (ninth-round) in the 2003 NHL Draft.

From The Bears

The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has signed forward Matt Moulson to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2019-20 season. The announcement was made by Hershey Vice President of Hockey Operations, Bryan Helmer.

Moulson, 35, brings nearly 1,000 professional games to the organization after appearing in 650 games in the NHL and 305 in the AHL. The North York, Ontario native was loaned from the Buffalo Sabres to the Ontario Reign for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. With the Reign, Moulson served as an alternate captain and potted 108 points (46 goals, 62 assists) in 117 games.

In the NHL, Moulson tallied three consecutive 30-goal seasons with the New York Islanders from 2009-2012 and later served as an alternate captain for the Buffalo Sabres in 2014-15. Moulson’s first season in professional hockey saw him skate in 77 games with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs and lead the team in goals (25) and tied for the lead in points (57). Moulson appeared in 16 games in the 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs before being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals by the Hershey Bears in a four game sweep.

Prior to turning pro, the 9th round, 263rd overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Draft represented Cornell University for four seasons in the ECAC. Moulson completed his collegiate career in 2006 after totaling 138 points (71 goals, 67 assists) in 134 NCAA games.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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10 Responses to Bears Sign Former Islanders Forward Matt Moulson To One-Year AHL Contract

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:


    Moulson and Sgarbossa have both played a whole bunch of NHL games. Yet they languish in the minor leagues. Moulson was a scoring machine for a few years — and a Caps nemesis too. Are each of these two gents really less of a player than the Caps’ final fourth-line forward(s)?

    Anyone heard if Karl Alzner is still active in the minors?


  2. Anonymous says:

    I have no love for Alzner after his parting shots. So Puck him.

    Liked by 1 person

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