TORONTO -- There's an old saying, what goes around comes around.
When Dominic Moore signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers, that is exactly what was running through his mind. The 32-year-old Harvard University graduate began his NHL career with a three-assist performance for the Rangers against the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 1, 2003, and it looked like the start of something wonderful.
Little did the Toronto native know then his NHL journey would be a bumpy ride with plenty of highs and lows, with stops in Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Tampa Bay and San Jose. He's been to the Stanley Cup Playoffs four times, including runs to the Eastern Conference Final in back-to-back years with the Canadiens in 2010 and Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011.
After sitting out last season to spend time with his wife Katie, who passed away in January from liver cancer, Moore is making a comeback.
"It's hard to describe what I've been through," Moore said. "When you go through something like that, all you can do is try to make the best of it. It's the same thing as people dealing with illness; you just take it day by day and manage things the best you can. The good news is I had unbelievable support from friends and family and people from all walks of life. That goes a long way and counts for a lot."