|Devin Shore (Credit: Dallas Stars)
Shore was a second round pick by Dallas in 2012. He just finished his collegiate career at Maine, where he had 104 points in 112 games. The Black Bears had a forgettable season and were knocked out of the Hockey East tourney last weekend. They gave Vermont a good fight but ended up losing in the final game of their best of 3.
Shore is eligible to play in tomorrow's tilt against Lake Erie but is unlikely to do so. Between travel, systems and work visas, it's more likely he'll join the club this weekend.
Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Devin Shore to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shore, 20, recently completed his junior season at the University of Maine recording 35 points (14-21=35) in 39 games played. In 112 career collegiate games, he registered 104 points (34-70=104). Following his sophomore season in 2013-14, he was named a Second Team All-American and to the Hockey East First Team.
"Devin has tremendous hockey sense and he is ready to continue his development at the professional level," said Nill. "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."
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Ajax, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (61st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Shore will join the AHL’s Texas Stars on an Amateur Tryout Agreement.