The Dallas Stars have signed University of Maine center Devin Shore to a three-year entry-level deal. The Stars did not announce the terms of the deal. Shore, the team’s second-round pick in 2012, had just completed his junior season for the Black Bears, where he scored 14 goals and 35 points in 39 games.
The Stars did not announce the terms of the deal. Shore, the team’s second-round pick in 2012, had just completed his junior season for the Black Bears, where he scored 14 goals and 35 points in 39 games.
He had 43 points in 35 games as a sophomore, earning second-team All-America and first-team All-Hockey East honors.
Shore, 20, is originally from Ajax, Ontario, and went to Maine as a freshman in 2012 after playing one season with the Whitby Fury in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, scoring 29 goals and 58 points in 41 games.
The Black Bears were 14-22-3 this season and were eliminated in the first round of the conference playoffs by Vermont. It was Shore’s goal at 15:19 of the third period Sunday night that propelled Maine into overtime, but Vermont got the game-winner at 16:05 of the overtime session.
“Devin has tremendous hockey sense and he is ready to continue his development at the professional level,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said. “Red Gendron and his staff at the University of Maine did an excellent job of preparing Devin and giving him the tools to make this transition.”
In November 2011, Shore was part of Canada East’s team in the World Junior A Challenge, earning MVP honors in the tournament while helping the squad to a silver medal in the annual competition. He had two goals and six points in four games.
- Phil Watson