Just called it Wilkes-Vegas.
For the second time in a week, a member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey operations staff has been scooped up by the newest National Hockey League team.
The Vegas Golden Knights have announced that Kyle Moore has been named the expansion franchise’s associate head athletic trainer. Moore spent the past five years as the Penguins’ head athletic trainer, where he oversaw a staff that provided daily athletic training services for players. Moore also assisted the Pittsburgh Penguins organization with NHL training camps and during playoff runs in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Before joining the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Moore was an assistant athletic trainer at Albright College in Reading, PA from 2012-13 where his primary responsibilities were working with the volleyball, field hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. From 2011-12, he served as an assistant clinical professor/assistant athletic trainer at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, where he assisted with athletic training curriculum courses and worked with the volleyball, men’s ice hockey and softball teams.
The Oley, PA native attended East Stroudsburg University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Moore also holds a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the NSCA.
Moore joins Doug Davidson on the Vegas staff. Davidson, who spent two years as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s strength and conditioning coach, was hired by the Golden Knights on May 31.
With the Penguins, the Pakenham, Ontario native oversaw all aspects of off-ice training, assisted in rehab and oversaw team meals, supplement use, and nutrition. He also coordinated with the Penguins coaching staff to plan schedules and manage players’ workload. In addition, he assisted Pittsburgh Penguins Performance Staff during NHL Training Camp and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Before joining the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey Club, Davidson served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Gary Roberts High Performance Centre from 2013-15. In this role, he worked with a variety of male and female athletes including elite hockey players ranging from NHL players to aspiring youths to improve their performance while also correcting posture, muscle imbalances and movement patterns.
Davidson attended Queen’s University where he graduated with honors in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach through NSCA.