Dominic Moore on E:60 tonight

NEW YORK -- Veteran forward Dominic Moore was nominated as the New York Rangers' Masterton Trophy nominee for his "perseverance and dedication to hockey" -- and it's easy to see why.

The 33-year-old Moore returned for a second tour with the Rangers this season following the heartbreaking loss of his wife, Katie, to a rare form of liver cancer last January.

Moore has emerged as a key piece of the Rangers, centering an energetic fourth line that has emerged as one of the club's most consistent and effective this season. But beyond any of his accomplishments on the ice, Moore has had to overcome profound tragedy.

ESPN's E:60 documents his journey of love, loss and life in a special story that follows his 18-month absence from hockey and what inspired him to return. The episode will air tonight at 7 on ESPN.