Texas Stars Rookie Devin Shore Earns First NHL Recall

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With a few forwards ailing in Dallas, the Stars have announecd this morning that rookie Devin Shore has been recalled to join the club for their road trip that will start tomorrow. Shore's potential first NHL game will be against his hometown team, the Maple Leafs, on Monday.

In terms of scheduling for Texas, it's a pretty ideal time for the center to be recalled. Texas has just two games in the next week while Dallas takes a four-game road trip.

Shore, of course, has been tearing up the AHL with eight goals and three assists so far. He is the Texas Stars' leading scorer, but Travis Morin (3-7=10) is hot on his tail and may surpass him with this recall.

Texas has one spare forward (Gemel Smith) to put in the lineup and, in a pinch, could play a defenseman at forward. A recall from Idaho could be coming later this week before the game against San Antonio.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled forward Devin Shore from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Shore, 21, is currently second in the AHL in goals (8) and tied for sixth in points (8-3=11) in nine games played. The rookie was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 18 as he collected five goals and one assist (5-1=6) in three games played, all road victories. On the season, he has recorded at least one point in eight out of his nine games played.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Ajax, Ontario was selected by Dallas in the second round (61st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.