Winnetka native John Moore reflects on Stanley Cup experience

The New York Rangers' John Moore carries the puck away from Kyle Clifford of the Los Angeles Kings during game four of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11 in New York. | Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

WINNETKA — Wearing the illustrious sweater of the New York Rangers, Winnetka native John Moore had a surreal moment as his skates first made contact with the ice at Staples Center in Los Angeles for Game 2 of this year’s Stanley Cup finals.

“I almost pinch myself that I’m out there,” the Rangers defenseman recounted. “I’m so used to watching the playoffs on TV growing up, so when I’m there, I have to stop and say to myself, ‘OK, I’m in the Stanley Cup finals now.’”

Moore’s hockey journey began as a 4-year-old on the North Shore. His father, John Moore Sr. introduced him to ice skating at Watts Ice Center in Glencoe.

“We’d hold the kids and glide on the ice to introduce them to the concept,” John Moore Sr. said. “John took to it quickly and he really, really enjoyed it.”

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