Thursday, December 6, 2018
Andy Moog (Penticton, BC) was a National Hockey League (NHL) goaltender for many years, but he wasn’t the first great goaltender in his family. Andy’s father Don Moog, played for the 1955 World Champion Penticton Vees.
Andy also played for the Vees, strapping on the pads for the Penticton Junior A team for a season, before jumping to the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Billings Bighorns, leading to him being drafted in the seventh round by the Edmonton Oilers.
Moog played for the Oilers for seven (7) seasons, and won three (3) Stanley Cups with Edmonton during their 1980’s dynasty. Moog won the William M. Jennings Trophy for the fewest goals against in 1990, when he played for the Bruins. That season Moog and the Bruins were defeated by his former team, the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final.
Since his retirement, Moog has worked as an assistant coach and goaltending coach for the Dallas Stars. Andy Moog was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.