Ethan Moreau began his NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks as a first round pick in 1994 (14th overall). Rounding up 15 goals, 31 points and 123 penalty minutes in his first season, Moreau continued to play for Chicago for four years until he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers late in the 1998 – 1999 season. Upon his arrival with the Oilers, Moreau saw increased ice-time and his offensive numbers rose. By the end of his second season in 2000, Moreau scored 17 goals, bettering that total in his sixth season with 20 goals — an all-time career high. Since his arrival with the Oilers, Moreau emerged as one of the team leaders.
The Huntsville native went on to become a 17-year NHL veteran. His accolades were no small feat neither. In 2009, Moreau became the second Oilers player to earn the King Clancy Memorial Trophy — an award given “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”