Chicago Steel selects Greg Moore as its new hockey coach
Greg Moore, a former pro player and junior hockey champion, is the new head coach of the Chicago Steel, team officials announced Wednesday.
Moore has spent the past three seasons working for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program as an assistant coach.
In announcing the hire, Steel general manager Ryan Hardy praised Moore's "innovative hockey mind" as well as his leadership and passion.
"We're excited to welcome him to the Steel family and we look forward to watching him lead our team in 2018-2019 and beyond," Hardy said in a statement.
As a player, Moore won championships at U17, U18 and U20 levels. He skated for the United States gold medal-winning team in IIHF World Junior Championship in 2004. After playing in college, the NHL, AHL and overseas, he returned to NTDP as a coach, helping lead Team USA win the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship in Slovakia.
Moore, a native of Lisbon, Maine, played for the University of Maine, competing in two NCAA Frozen Fours. He also played forward for nine years of pro hockey with New York Rangers/Columbus Blue Jackets), five AHL teams and and with two clubs in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
Moore will direct the Steel's Tryout Camp starting Friday and running through Monday at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. The camp will be open to the public to view with a featured all-star game on Monday at 11 a.m.