Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Drew Shore for the remainder of the 2016.17 season.
Shore, 26, earned a team-high 48 points and 24 goals in 50 games for Kloten HC of the Swiss-A League this season. His 24 assists on the year ranks second on the team. In 2015.16, the 6-3, 200-pound forward appeared in two games for the Calgary Flames (0-1-1) and 59 games for the AHL Stockton Heat (10-28-38). His 28 assists led all Heat skaters while his 38 points ranked fourth on the team. In 80 career NHL games split between Calgary and Florida, Shore has collected 24 points (9-15-24) and 24 penalty minutes.
Before making his professional debut in 2012, Shore skated in 123 games with the University of Denver,registering 118 points (50-68-118). He helped Denver to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances during his three-year career.
A native of Littleton, Colorado, Shore was selected by Florida in the second round, 44th overall, at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.