Prospect Report: Nathan Moon
The Kingston Frontenacs continue to struggle, but Nathan Moon has become a much more consistent player for his team since learning that he would not be traded.
The Frontenacs sit at an abysmal record of 11-32-6, which is just 2 wins more than the total of 9 we gave you at this time last month.
Moon, who was dealt a healthy scratch for his lackluster play heading into the trade deadline, returned to the lineup with a sense of urgency and respect. Since then, heâ€™s found his way onto the score sheet with regularity, including a two-goal night against the Guelph Storm and Penguins prospect Patrick Killeen on February 5th.
The following night, Moon found himself in an unpleasant position.
During a hard fought battle against the Oshawa Generals, Moon was the recipient of a hard slash and cheap shot by Oshawa assistant captain James Delory. Moon slashed Delory, who returned with a vicious shot to the leg and a blow to the head of a vulnerable Nathan Moon.
This year especially, Nathan Moon has been much more active with his stick behind the play. Heâ€™s been jarring with players and showing a lot of fire, fire that is often times given the form of a slash or poke to agitate an opponent.
That being said, what happened to Moon in this scenario is beyond uncalled for. Delory has a history of finding his way onto the suspension sheet and is facing a long sit for this incident.
Moon followed up this attack with a 5 assist effort in an 8-6 victory on February 8 against the Ottawa 67â€™s.
Moon is continuing to develop into a better offensive player. As seen by the video, Moonâ€™s game is sneaky and quick. Heâ€™s finding open spots on the ice and creating chances with his strong vision and understanding of the offensive game. His defensive prowess has improved, but he still needs to work harder in his own zone.
He now has 47 points (19+26) in 46 games for the Frontenacs.
Stay tuned to FF for more updates on Moon, the forthcoming suspension to Delory, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins prospects.