‘The best thing about him is he doesn’t pretend to know you.’: How Greg Moore’s persona fits some of the changes needed in hockey

“A rising tide lifts all ships.”
At 17-years-old, Greg Moore knew that coaching was in his future.
He didn’t know where or when, but at the time, he knew that after his playing career was over, he wanted to get into coaching.
And that’s what he did.
“When I was 17-years-old, I was playing at the US National program which is in Michigan. I was playing for Mike Eaves, and John Hynes at the time was his assistant. It was playing for those two that really motivated me to want to coach when I was done with my playing career.” Moore said.
“Just when hockey was over, I thought for a career, I wanted to be a hockey coach based off of just how good those two were at bringing a team together, building a culture, organizing ourselves in the game of hockey, in life, and the mentorship and things that they taught us in and around the game of hockey that prepared us for life. It was very distinct that year that I knew from my experience playing for them that I wanted to coach.“
Moore’s professional hockey career, though, began long before 2019. Being drafted by …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation