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Men's Hockey Alumni Make Impact in NHL and the Community

Adams skated in every game of Pittsburgh's run to the 2009 Stanley Cup (photo courtesy Pittsburgh Penguins).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Former Harvard men's hockey players Craig Adams '99, Dominic Moore '03 and Dylan Reese '07 have gained media attention with their recent performances for their respective National Hockey League clubs, while Peter Ciavaglia '91 is making a more important difference on the ice.

A year after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch the Stanley Cup, Adams is proving just how valuable a standout defensive forward can be to an NHL team. Sunday's edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pointed out the difference Adams has made on the Penguins' penalty kill and how indispensible he has become to Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma.

Moore moved from the Florida Panthers to the Montreal Canadiens just before the Olympic break. As The Gazette pointed out earlier this month, the forward has already made an impact with his new team. Moore was also feaured in Saturday's Toronto Sun.

As the current Crimson was preparing to begin the 2010 ECAC Hockey playoffs at Princeton, Reese was making his NHL debut with the New York Islanders. The defenseman has played in nine games, earning a +1 rating. He scored his first career goal in the first period of a 5-2 win at Vancouver last week. NewYorkIslanders.com features video of the score.

Ciavaglia logged 70 points three times in six professional seasons with the International Hockey League's Detroit Vipers, retiring from the game in 2000. As the Oakland, Mich., Daily Tribune detailed Sunday, Ciavaglia's best work on the ice has come since he helped form the MORC Stars, a team for youth with developmental disabilities, in 2007.