Katie Moore, the wife of San Jose Sharks’ forward Dominic Moore, passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
She was diagnosed with liver cancer late in the 2011-2012 season, and Moore missed the final two games of the Sharks’ first round playoff tilt against St. Louis as a result.
Moore released this statement during the playoffs:
Wile 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.
Moore was acquired midway through the season last year from the Lightning in exchange for a second round pick. He recorded six assists and no goals in 23 games with the Sharks.
The Sharks released a statement this afternoon:
The San Jose Sharks organization would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to Dominic Moore and the Urbanic family regarding the passing of Katie Moore. The courage that she showed during her illness is an inspiration to everyone who knew her. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers
Our sincere condolences to the Moore family for their loss.