Dominic Moore studied sociology at Harvard.
But in reality, he was majoring in hockey. In that sense, he might not be so different from another former Crimson athlete who has come to great notoriety in recent weeks -- the New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin.
As enlightening as a Harvard education might be, nothing could have prepared Moore for the itinerant lifestyle he would lead as an NHL player. When Tampa Bay dealt him to San Jose on Feb. 16, the Sharks became Moore's ninth team in eight seasons.
His entry in the league's Guide and Record Book, which, for some players, is but a few words, reads like a travelogue of North America. He has played in traditional hockey hotbeds and slept many nights in hotel beds, the customary accommodation of the deadline rental player. He has played in the Sun Belt and the Snow Belt.
He himself was a third-round pick in the 2000 NHL Draft and there's some symmetry in the fact that he has twice been traded for third-round picks. But showing some upward...