26-Year-Old Center – Vancouver Canucks
Drew Shore Contract Information:
Signed a contract for the rest of the season with the Canucks in March of 2017.
Shore was signed for the rest of the year Sunday by the Canucks, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province and Sun reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Shore received an extended look from Calgary at the end of the 2014-15 season, picking up three points in 12 games. After being acquired from the Panthers midseason, Shore recorded seven points in 12 games for Adirondack before joining the Flames. There's no question Shore has talent, but with the depth Calgary has at forward, it's going to be an uphill battle for him to make the team in the fall.
The 22-year-old center Shore played 43 games with the Panthers last season in which he recorded three goals and 10 assists. His rookie season ended in wrist surgery, but the nagging injury may have been holding him back a bit during the season. He'll probably be the fourth-line center again this season, but don't be surprised if he gets moved up if his production increases.
Shore, a solid, two-way centerman, enters Panthers camp looking to grab hold of a roster spot and an opportunity to make an impact at the NHL level. Shore made the jump from college to the pros signing an entry-level contract halfway through last season; the former second-round pick will look to build upon a solid college career where he posted 99 points over his final two seasons at the University of Denver.
Shore was taken in last year's draft with the 44th overall draft pick. Overall, he's a bit raw and inconsistent, though he has plenty of time to tweak his game with more experience in what will be his Sophomore at the University of Denver, in 2010-11.
Shore will leave the U.S. National Team Development Program in his wake and head off to Denver University, where he'll get a chance to play in a conference known for its skating and scoring. He's still a long ways from the NHL, though.