The Masterton Trophy is given to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.”
Moore took a leave of absence to take care of his wife Katie, who eventually died from a rare form of liver cancer at the age of 32 in January 2013.
Moore has since established a foundation in Katie’s honor.
He returned for a second stint with the Rangers in 2013-14, and played an integral role during the team’s run to the Stanley Cup finals.
Moore scored the lone goal in New York’s 1-0 series-clinching victory against Montreal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.