Story courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications, photo courtesy of NY Daily News
LAS VEGAS -- Former Harvard hockey All-American and current member of the NHL's New York Rangers Dominic Moore '03 was named the winner of the 2014 Bill Masterton Trophy. Moore was presented with the award at the 2014 NHL Awards, held Tuesday night Las Vegas.
The Masterton trophy is presented annually to a player that exhibits "perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."
Moore, a regular in the NHL since the 2005-06 season, took the 2012-13 season off following the death of his wife, Katie, who passed away from a rare form of liver cancer. He returned to the ice in 2013-14 with the team that he made his NHL debut with, playing in 73 games for the Rangers, and helping the club reach the Stanley Cup Finals. Moore totaled 18 points on six goals and 12 assists during the regular season, and added three goals and five assists during the Rangers' playoff run.
"Awards like this, especially this award about perseverance, is a shared thing," Moore said. "I'm just grateful for all the support and encouragement that I've personally gotten throughout my coming back and playing. It was a lot harder than I ever thought. I owe a lot to the people around me for getting through and this award is a nice recognition of that.