The Fife Flyers have brought in 23-year-old Craig Moore from the Cardiff Devils for the remainder of the season, with the Scotsman ending his time in Cardiff in his second year with the reigning champions.
The Flyers have a good group of young British prospects like Reece Cochrane, Jordan Buesa and Bari McKenzie, adding Moore to the mix solidifies their young Brit core as one of the best across the league.
Since the arrival of Sam Duggan in Cardiff, Moore has seen limited ice time for the Devils and the move to Fife should see him in an elevated role for Todd Dutiaume’s side, with him able to play both as a forward and as a defenseman.
In his first season in Cardiff, Moore was limited to just 17 games, suffering a season ending leg injury that he recovered from in time for the start of the current campaign.
A native of Kirkcaldy, Moore began his professional career with the Dundee Stars and after two-seasons made a move to South Wales, and now will be joining a team with a real shot at adding more silverware to his name.
Moore acknowledged the need for more ice time when the move was announced, saying “I just feel that if I want to continue to improve, I need to get more playing time, and right now, there isn’t that opportunity with the Devils.”
During his four years in the EIHL, Moore has shown a tenacity to his game that makes him a great fit on an energy line as a forward, never shy of using his body despite his smaller stature compared to some around the league, but also as a solid two-way defensive prospect, so it will be interesting to see which road the Flyers guide him down to help him develop into a regular in this league.
Moore will continue to wear number 29 for his new team, and should be in line to make his debut on the weekend as the Flyers take on the Glasgow Clan.