Though his time in Tampa was brief, center Dominic Moore quickly became a fan favorite. It’s because of this that we were upset to learn about the struggles he and his family have been going through recently.
The San Jose Sharks published a statement from Moore on their website today:
“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.” (Source: San Jose Sharks Website)
Dominic and his wife Katie both participated in the last two Hockey & Heels events the Lightning have hosted. I was struck by what incredibly nice people they are and appreciative that they gave of their time to spend with the fans. Katie offered insight onto the experience of being the wife of an NHL journeyman and definitely made us smile with embarrassing stories about Dom from college. Great people, for sure.
We here at Sons of Andryechuk are sending our thoughts, well wishes, good vibes, and a full recovery their way.