26-Year-Old Center – Free Agent
Drew Shore Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract with Zurich of Swiss-A in May of 2017.
Shore has signed a two-year contract with Zurich of the Swiss-A league, Ben Kuzman of the Vancouver Province reports.
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On the surface, Shore looks like an intriguing prospect. At 6-foot-3, he possesses the ideal size, and being a right-handed center, should be in high demand. But the Flames elected not to retain the budding power forward despite his scoring 38 points in 59 games with AHL Stockton this past season. The 25-year-old has untapped potential and could be a valuable addition to any team looking to bolster its depth at the NHL or AHL level. Shore was a second-round pick in 2009 and has 24 points in 80 career NHL games. Donít hit the snooze button on this sleeper in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.
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.