TORONTO (AP) â” Steve Moore says the 10 years since his NHL career ended with an on-ice attack have been “long and trying,” but he is glad to be done with the legal ordeal.
Moore’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks was settled shortly before trial. Bertuzzi had pleaded guilty to criminal assault causing bodily harm for the 2004 hit.
Moore says in a statement that “while nothing replaces the loss of one’s dream,” he is grateful to move forward.
Bertuzzi’s lawyer confirmed the settlement two weeks ago. Moore’s lawyer, Tim Danson, says there was no “binding and enforceable settlement until the language of the settlement documents was agreed to by all parties.” He says that happened Thursday.
Moore’s lawsuit alleged the Canucks put a bounty on him following his check as a Colorado Avalanche rookie that injured Vancouver captain Markus Naslund.