Dominic Moore wins Masterton Trophy

New York Rangers center Dominic Moore won the 2013-14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, the NHL announced Tuesday.

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.

Winger Martin St. Louis finished second in the Lady Bing (award for high-level play and sportsmanship) voting. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh finished eighth in the Norris Trophy (top defenseman) voting.