Ethan Moreau
Ethan Moreau 2010.jpg
Born September 22 1975 (1975-09-22) (age 44),
Huntsville, ON, CAN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Chicago Blackhawks
Edmonton Oilers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1994
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1995–2011

Ethan Byron Moreau (born September 22, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Moreau was selected in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 14th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also played with the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. He currently serves as an assistant coach for Niagara University.

Playing careerEdit


Moreau played his minor hockey with the Huntsville Blues of the OMHA, before playing Jr.B. hockey for the Orillia Terriers in the 1990—91 season.


Pre-OHL, Moreau played OHA-B junior hockey in Orillia, Ontario, for the Orillia Terriers, where he won the coveted Steve Philips Memorial Award for Most Improved Player (1990—91 season).[1] When Moreau was selected by the Blackhawks, he had just completed his third year in the OHL, playing for Niagara Falls. In addition to good physical presence and skating, Moreau had shown a remarkable scoring touch in his draft year. The Blackhawks allowed Moreau to play another year in junior (for Sudbury), before bringing him to their IHL team in Indianapolis. Moreau also saw spot duty in the NHL, playing 8 games.


The following season (1996–97) was Moreau's first full year in the NHL, and he went on to play parts of four seasons with Chicago.

On March 20, 1999, Moreau was dealt in a blockbuster trade to the Edmonton Oilers along with Chad Kilger, Daniel Cleary and Christian Laflamme in exchange for Boris Mironov, Dean McAmmond and Jonas Elofsson.

In 2003-04, he scored a career-high 20 goals and was one of the team's best players in a failed late run for the playoffs. The following NHL season was cancelled due to the lockout, so Moreau played with EC VSV Villach of the Austrian Hockey League.

Ethan Moreau 2009

Ethan Moreau skates with the Edmonton Oilers during the 2009–10 season

Moreau was part of the Edmonton Oilers team that made a run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006, in which the Oilers lost in game 7 of the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes. Moreau had 2 goals and 1 assist in the playoffs.

On October 6, 2006, Moreau was signed by the Oilers to a 4-year contract extension, staving off the unrestricted free agency and keeping the winger with the team through the 2010–2011 season.

On October 2, 2007, Moreau was named captain of the Oilers, replacing the recently departed Jason Smith. However, he fractured his tibia a day later, (blocking a shot by Adrian Aucoin) during an exhibition game, which would result in missing 38 games. He returned during the mid-season, only to be injured again with a broken left leg, on February 25. Moreau had struggled with injuries during the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons and managed to play only 32 games, between these two seasons.

Moreau was also the last remaining asset that the Oilers retained, as a result of the Wayne Gretzky trade — taking all subsequent trades into account.[2] He was also one of the longest-serving Oiler players in recent history, having been a member of the team from March 20, 1999, until June 30, 2010.

On January 18, 2009, Moreau scored his first career hat-trick in a 6-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

During a game against the Minnesota Wild, in Edmonton, on February 28, 2009, Moreau suffered an eye injury. Antti Miettinen of the Wild caught Moreau with a high stick, sending him sprawling to the ice. Doctors at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton concluded that he suffered a scratched cornea and bleeding behind the eye.

On June 18, 2009, Ethan Moreau was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for best exemplifying leadership qualities on and off the ice and by also making significant humanitarian contributions to the Oilers Community Foundation.

On June 30, 2010, Moreau was claimed off waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Oilers were intending to buy out the final year of his contract had he gone unclaimed.

On August 20, 2011, he signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings for $600,000.[3]


On June 20, 2012, following the Kings' Stanley Cup Championship, Moreau joined the Montreal Canadiens' scouting staff as professional scout for the Western Conference.[4]

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92Niagara Falls ThunderOHL62302555391746104
1992–93Niagara Falls ThunderOHL653241736940334
1993–94Niagara Falls ThunderOHL59445498100
1994–95Niagara Falls ThunderOHL3925416669
1994–95Sudbury WolvesOHL2313173022186121826
1995–96Indianapolis IceIHL7121204112654048
1995–96Chicago BlackhawksNHL80114
1996–97Chicago BlackhawksNHL8215163112361019
1997–98Chicago BlackhawksNHL54991873
1998–99Chicago BlackhawksNHL66961584
1998–99Edmonton OilersNHL14156840336
1999–00Edmonton OilersNHL731710276250110
2000–01Edmonton OilersNHL68910199040002
2001–02Edmonton OilersNHL801151681
2002–03Edmonton OilersNHL78141731112601116
2003–04Edmonton OilersNHL8120123296
2004–05EC VSV VillachAust16106167334040
2005–06Edmonton OilersNHL74111627872121319
2006–07Edmonton OilersNHL710112
2007–08Edmonton OilersNHL2554939
2008–09Edmonton OilersNHL77141226133
2009–10Edmonton OilersNHL76991862
2010–11Columbus Blue JacketsNHL3715624
2011–12Los Angeles KingsNHL2813420
NHL totals 928 147 140 287 1110 46 3 6 9 52


In 2016, he joined as the Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey team as assistant coach of Dave Burkholder.[5]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Eric Lecompte
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Dmitri Nabokov
Preceded by
Jason Smith
Edmonton Oilers captain
Succeeded by
Shawn Horcoff
Preceded by
Vincent Lecavalier
King Clancy Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Shane Doan
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