Devin Shore
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Devin Shore

Hometown:

Ajax Ontario

Team:

Dallas Stars

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-07-19

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

2nd round (61st overall), 2012

Weight:

186 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Devin Shore played for the Ajax-Pickering Raiders minor midget AAA team in Ontario. In 68 games he scored 40 goals with 48 assists and had 35 penalty minutes. Shore was selected by Barrie in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2010 OHL Priority Draft. He committed to playing college hockey at the University of Maine in 2012-13.

2010-11: Shore attended the Hill Academy, a private school in Aurora, Ontario. He finished with 95 points in 61 games – scoring 33 goals with 62 assists.

2011-12: Shore was an assistant captain for the Whitby Fury in the Ontario Junior Hockey League and skated for Canada East in the U19 World Junior A Challenge. In 41 regular season games he scored 29 goals with 29 assists and had 26 penalty minutes. The Fury finished first in the East Division and advanced to the playoff championship series against Stouffville. In 23 playoff games Shore scored 7 goals with 25 assists and had 10 penalty minutes. Shore was the leading scorer for Canada East at the WJAC, scoring 2 goals with 4 assists in six games. He was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and was ranked 58th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Shore was the University of Maine’s leading scorer as a freshman. Playing for a young Black Bears team that struggled for much of the season and finished eighth in Hockey East, he scored 6 goals with 20 assists in 38 games and was -2 with 10 penalty minutes. Maine reached the Hockey East tournament and Shore scored two of the Black Bears’ three goals in the two quarterfinal games against Massachusetts-Lowell.

2013-14: Shore was the University of Maine’s leading scorer as a sophomore. He was named to the East All-American second team and was a first-team All-Hockey East selection. In 35 games he scored 14 goals with 29 assists and was +13 with 38 penalty minutes. Maine finished sixth in Hockey East — defeating Merrimack in a preliminary round game before being swept by Providence in a best-of-three quarterfinal series. Shore scored 1 goal with 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes in the three Hockey East tournament games. 

2014-15: Shore led the University of Maine in scoring as a junior in his final season of college hockey — signing a three-year entry-level contract with Dallas in March 2015 and making his pro hockey debut with the AHL’s Texas Stars. He scored 4 goals with 2 assists and was -3 with 4 penalty minutes in 19 AHL regular season games and scored 1 goal, finishing -1 in the Stars’ three-game Calder Cup playoff series against Rockford. Shore scored 14 goals with 21 assists and was -10 with 20 penalty minutes in 39 games for Maine. The Black Bears finished 13-20-3 in the regular season, taking seventh-place Vermont to overtime in the decisive third game of their first round series in the Hockey East playoffs before falling, 3-2. 

Talent Analysis

Shore is a talented playmaker with very good vision that can score goals in bunches. His best asset is his hockey sense. He has a terrific feel for the game and can process the happenings on the rink quickly and accurately. Unsurprisingly, he is a crisp playmaker who can quarterback a power play adeptly. His skating stride lacks a lot of polish and his shot is not overpowering. He has average size but has added some bulk and strength during his college career. His defensive and positional game is still evolving and could be more consistent.

Future

Shore made his NHL debut in November — appearing in three games with Dallas before being returned to the AHL's Texas Stars. Shore had 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 23 games with Texas in the 2015-16 season before suffering a shoulder injury that required season-ending surgery in December. An effective two-way player who has scored consistently at the college and minor pro level, Shore projects as an effective NHL forward capable of playing in all situations.

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