The wife of former San Jose Sharks forward Dominic Moore has died.
The Sharks say Katie Moore died Monday after a nine-month battle with liver cancer.
"All players and staff are deeply saddened by the passing of Katie Moore," the NHLPA said in a statement. "Katie fought her battle with courage and conviction, and she will be greatly missed. At this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to Dominic Moore and the Urbanic family, as well as Katie’s many friends."
Dominic Moore missed San Jose's final two playoff games last April to be with his wife shortly after she was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.
Dominic Moore was acquired by San Jose last February in a deal with Tampa Bay. He is currently an unrestricted free agent.
The Sharks offered their condolences to the Moore family and called Katie Moore's courage during the illness an inspiration.