Katie Moore the wife of former Minnesota Wild center Dominic Moore has died after a courageous fight against liver cancer. She passed away Monday, January 7th. Fans of Dominic Moore around the NHL learned of the illness after he missed games during the San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues playoff series last spring.
In June of 2012 the Sharks released this statement for Dominic:
There have been a lot of questions and concerns raised since it was revealed that I had to miss several games of the Sharks/Blues playoff series due to a family matter and I wanted to update extended family, friends, and former teammates on our situation.
Towards the end of the 2011-12 season, my wife, Katie, began feeling ill. We visited with local doctors, who suggested running a variety of tests to ascertain the cause of the issue. Ultimately, Katie was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer and it was recommended that she undergo surgery, which took place in California in April.
While it was disappointing to not be able to compete with my Sharks teammates in the playoffs, my wife’s condition and care come first and I want to thank the Sharks organization, my teammates and their families for the love and support that has been shown to Katie and I during this difficult time.
Dominic Moore was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. After 4 years at Harvard in the ECAC He spent time with the Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguin organizations before joining the Wild during the 2006-07 season. Dominic remained with the Wild for the 2007-08 season before moving on to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, and Tampa Bay Lightning organizations. He joined the San Jose Sharks during the 2010-11 season. Dominic Moore is currently an unsigned UFA. He has totaled 185 pts (67 goals, 118 assists) over 530 career games during 8 years in the NHL. For Moore’s complete stats click here.
Fans around the NHL may remember Dominics Brother Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche. Steve had his career ended in a vicious attack by Todd Bertuzzi during a game in March of 2004. Steve Moore suffered a broken neck in the attack. A civil lawsuit brought by Moore vs Bertuzzi is still making its way through the court system.
Today (1/9/13) Dominic Moore released this statement through the NHLPA regarding the death of his wife Katie.
“On behalf of my family, I’d like to express our deep appreciation for the overwhelming care and sympathy we have received since my wife’s passing on Monday. The example Katie displayed throughout her life and in particular during her illness is a source of continued strength and inspiration for us all, as is the love and support of those around us. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the future Katie Moore foundation at katiemoore.org.”