Drew Shore
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Drew Shore

Hometown:

Littleton Colorado

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-01-29

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd round (44th overall), 2009

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: Drew Shore scored 26 goals with 48 assists in 65 games for Detroit Honeybaked in the MEHL.

2007-08: Shore played for the US NTDP U-17 team in Ann Arbor. He helped lead the U-17 team to 30 wins and a playoff berth in the North American Hockey League’s Robertson Cup Playoffs. In 54 games, he scored 13 goals with 25 assists and 18 PIM. Represented the USA at the World U-17 Junior Challenge and scored 3 goals with 4 assists in 7 games.

2008-09: Shore returned to Ann Arbor as a member of the US NTDP U-18 team. Shore scored 13 goals with a team-leading assists and ranked second to Jerry Amigo (TOR) with 38 points. Shore was drafted by Chilliwack in the 2nd round (22nd overall) of the WHL draft but committed to attending the University of Denver.

2009-10: Shore played 41 games as a freshman for WCHA regular season champion Denver. Playing on a team that was ranked first in the nation for much of the year and featured several veteran forwards, Shore saw limited ice time. He scored 5 goals (three on the power play), with 14 assists and was -9 with 18 PIM. Denver was one of the hottest teams in the country down the stretch, winning 13 of 14 to finish the season but stumbled in the post-season, falling 4-3, to North Dakota in the WCHA semifinals and being upset, 2-1, by Atlantic Hockey champion RIT in the NCAA tournament.

2010-11: Shore was the leading scorer for Denver as a sophomore and also competed for the USA at the 2011 World Junior U-20 championship. Shore was named to the WCHA's Second All-Star team after scoring 23 goals with 23 assists and was +29 with 38 PMs in 40 games for the Pioneers. The Pioneers were one of the top teams in the country but after finishing second to North Dakota in the WCHA standings they lost to the Fighting Sioux in both the WCHA and NCAA Midwest Regional championship games. In six games for bronze medal-winning Team USA he scored 2 goals and was +2.

2011-12: Shore made his pro hockey debut; joining the AHL's San Antonio Rampage after leading the University of Denver in scoring as a junior. Signed to an entry-level contract by Florida in March 2012, he had 1 goal with 2 assists and was plus-one with 4 penalty minutes in eight games for the Rampage. San Antonio finished third in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Shore had 2 goals and was minus-four in nine playoff games. He played 42 games for Denver before turning pro and had 22 goals with 31 assists; finishing plus-21 with 45 penalty minutes. The Pioneers were one of the top teams in the country, finishing third in the WCHA. Denver reached the WCHA championship game and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

2012-13: Shore joined the Panthers following the NHL lockout after playing 41 games for Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio in his first pro season. Skating on a line with Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau, he scored 3 goals with 10 assists in 43 games and was -10 with 14 penalty minutes. Shore scored 10 goals with 20 assists in AHL play and was +4 with 18 penalty minutes with the Rampage. San Antonio missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the South Division.

 

Talent Analysis

Shore is a two-way forward with above-average hockey sense and burgeoning offensive skills. He is a solid skater with good mobility and a quick change of direction, especially at his size. He is a gritty, competitive player who can be a determined forechecker as well as a tenacious defender and he is solid in the faceoff circle. Although he will not dazzle anyone with an array of exceptional skills, he has a well-rounded game and has shown a deft touch at the front of the net and a good, accurate shot away from it.

 

Future

Shore looks to have an inside track at a starting role with the Panthers in the upcoming season. Although a wrist injury slowed him down at the end of the 2013 campaign, his two-way play and excellent hockey sense should make him a prized third-line center for Panthers.

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