Drew Shore

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Drew Shore
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Born (1991-01-29) January 29, 1991 (age 26)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NL team
Former teams
ZSC Lions
Florida Panthers
Calgary Flames
EHC Kloten
Vancouver Canucks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 44th overall, 2009
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Drew Shore (born January 29, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently playing for the ZSC Lions of the National League (NL). He previously played for EHC Kloten and within the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames organization. He was a second round selection, 44th overall, of the Florida Panthers at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and played parts of two seasons with Florida prior to being traded to Calgary. Internationally, Shore has represented the United States at both the junior and senior levels; He was a member of the American entry at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.

Playing career[edit]

Junior and college[edit]

After playing the 2006–07 season with Detroit Honeybaked of the Midwest Elite Hockey League,[1] Shore had several options for junior hockey. The Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League selected him with their second round pick in that league's Bantam Draft, however Shore opted to remain in the United States and joined the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USNTDP) in 2007.[2] As a member of the USNTDP Under-17 team, Shore played 54 games in 2007–08, scored 13 goals and added 25 assists.[3] He made his first international debut that season as a member of Team USA at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. Shore recorded seven points in six games as the Americans won the silver medal.[3]

In a combined 62 games between North American Hockey League (NAHL) play and various exhibitions with the USNTDP Under-18 team in 2008–09, Shore scored 17 goals and led his team with 32 assists.[3] He caught the attention of National Hockey League (NHL) scouts in advance of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and was ranked as high as 11th overall by International Scouting Services and 32nd among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[2] The Florida Panthers selected him with their second round pick, 44th overall,[4] however he did not sign with the team immediately as Shore committed to play college hockey for the University of Denver Pioneers.[2]

As a freshman in 2009–10 Shore scored 5 goals and 18 assists for Denver, who won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular season title. He then led the Pioneers in scoring with 46 points and was named a WCHA Second Team All-Star in 2009–10.[3] At the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship, Shore appeared in six games and scored two goals.[1] He was again named a WCHA All-Star in his junior season of 2011–12 after leading his team and finishing fourth overall in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I scoring with 53 points.[3] Shore opted to forgo his final season of college eligibility and turned professional upon the conclusion of his college season; the Panthers assigned him to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. Shore scored his first professional point on March 31, 2012, with an assist against the Rockford IceHogs.[3]


Playing his first full professional season in 2012–13, Shore began the season with San Antonio where he scored 30 points in 41 games.[1] He played in the AHL All-Star Game, and was recalled to the Panthers upon the resolution of the 2012–13 NHL lockout in time to make his NHL debut on January 22, 2013, against the Montreal Canadiens.[3] He scored his first NHL goal on February 12, against goaltender Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals in a 6–5 loss.[5] Shore played 43 games for the Panthers in his rookie season and scored 3 goals along with 10 assists.[1]

Shore split the 2013–14 season between San Antonio and Florida. He scored 32 points in 50 games for the Rampage and had 5 goals and 2 assists for the Panthers in 24 games.[1] The combination of the Panthers' depth at center and Shore being only one game shy of requiring waivers – and the risk of losing him to any other team at no cost – caused the Panthers to start him with San Antonio in 2014–15.[6] Unable to fit him into their NHL lineup, the team finally traded Shore to the Calgary Flames on January 9, 2015, in exchange for Corban Knight. At the time of the deal, Shore was 12th in AHL scoring with 30 points and had been named to play in the All-Star Game.[7] He made his debut with Calgary on January 15 in a 4–1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.[8]

After parts of two seasons within the Flames organization, Shore left as free agent in the off-season, signing his first European contract in agreeing to a one-year deal with EHC Kloten of the Swiss National League A on August 12, 2016.[9] In the 2016–17 season, on September 26, 2016, the SIHF announced that Shore was suspended for one game and fined CHF 1,230 for a slew-footing on ZSC Lions's Mattias Sjögren.[10] In late December 2016, he played as a loan player for HC Davos in the Spengler Cup and was named to the tournament's all-star team.[11] On March 12, 2017, having led his team with 24 goals and 48 points in 50 games and with Kloten avoiding the playout final despite 3 games remaining in the playout round, Shore was granted a release from his contract to join the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the remainder of the season.[12] Shore immediately was drawn into the lineup and played out the season in registering 2 assists in 14 games.

Unable to continue his production from Switzerland with the Canucks, as an impending free agent, Shore opted to return to the NL, signing a two-year contract with the ZSC Lions on May 29, 2017.[13]

Personal life[edit]

His younger brothers are also hockey players; Nick is a centre for the Los Angeles Kings[14] and Quentin plays NCAA college hockey at the University of Denver and is a member of the Ottawa Senators organization.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 US National U-18 Team NAHL 35 9 16 25 12 3 0 1 1 0
2008–09 US National U-18 Team NAHL 15 7 7 14 16
2009–10 University of Denver WCHA 41 5 14 19 18
2010–11 University of Denver WCHA 40 23 23 46 38
2011–12 University of Denver WCHA 42 22 31 53 45
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 8 1 2 3 4 9 2 0 2 2
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 41 10 20 30 18
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 43 3 10 13 14
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 24 5 2 7 8
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 50 6 26 32 25
2014–15 San Antonio Rampage AHL 35 9 21 30 16
2014–15 Adirondack Flames AHL 12 3 4 7 8
2014–15 Calgary Flames NHL 11 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Stockton Heat AHL 59 10 28 38 22
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 1 1 2
2016–17 EHC Kloten NLA 50 24 24 48 28
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 14 0 2 2 4
NHL totals 94 9 17 26 28 1 0 0 0 2
Medal record
Representing United States USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Buffalo
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Minnesota
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2008 Canada


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States U-17 U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 3 4 7 4
2009 United States U-18 WJC-U18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 2 7 9 6
2011 United States Jr. WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 4 3 7 0
2014 United States WC 6th 8 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 20 9 14 23 10
Senior totals 8 1 1 2 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year Ref.
WCHA All-Academic Team 2011, 2012
WCHA Second Team 2011, 2012 [3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Drew Shore player card". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b c Chafe, Aidan (2009-03-13). "Hopefully a Shore thing". Chilliwack Times. p. 19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Copertino, Justin; Cifu, Amanda, eds. (2014). 2014–15 Florida Panthers Media Guide. Florida Panthers Hockey Club. pp. 82–83. 
  4. ^ "2009 NHL Entry Draft". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Capitals rally from 2-goal deficit, beat Panthers in OT". ESPN. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  6. ^ Fialkov, Harvey (2015-01-09). "Panthers ship Shore to Calgary for Knight". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  7. ^ Gilbertson, Wes (2015-01-10). "Flames Shore up roster". Calgary Sun. p. S5. 
  8. ^ Sportak, Randy (2015-01-16). "Flames snapshots". Calgary Sun. p. S5. 
  9. ^ "Kloten engaged with American Drew Shore" (in German). EHC Kloten. 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  10. ^ "EHC Kloten's Drew Shore suspended for one game". swisshockeynews.ch. 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  11. ^ "14th triumph for Team Canada | Spengler Cup". www.spenglercup.ch. Retrieved 2016-12-31. 
  12. ^ "Canucks sign forward Drew Shore". Vancouver Canucks. 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  13. ^ "ZSC Lions commit to Drew Shore" (in German). ZSC Lions. 2017-05-29. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  14. ^ "Nick Shore player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  15. ^ "Quentin Shore prospect profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2016-05-22. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 

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