Shore had eight goals, three assists and 11 points in the Texas Stars nine games before being recalled to Dallas to start November. The Texas Stars are 7-2-0-1 to start the season and are as dangerous offensively as their big brothers in the NHL.
Shore, a second-round pick from the 2012 draft who joined the organization late last season after three years at the University of Maine, may very well make his NHL debut tonight as the Dallas Stars take on the Boston Bruins on the back end of a back-to-back. That would make it quite a day.
The honor means both the AHL player of the month and the NHL's first star of the month for October are from the Stars organization as Jamie Benn was honored on Monday. Can't get much better than that to start the season.
The full release from the AHL is below:
The American Hockey League announced today that Texas Stars center Devin Shore has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for October.
Shore tallied eight goals and three assists for 11 points along with a plus-7 rating in nine games for Texas during the month.
Shore notched points in eight of his nine games played during October, beginning on Oct. 10 when he netted the game-winning goal in the Stars’ 5-4 overtime victory vs. San Antonio. He scored twice in a 7-3 win at Chicago on Oct. 16, and recorded his first professional hat trick – including his first shorthanded goal – to lead Texas past Rockford, 5-2, on Oct. 17. Shore tallied the game-winner as Texas defeated Iowa, 4-1, on Oct. 25, and had an assist plus a shootout goal in a 4-3 loss at Milwaukee on Oct. 27.
A 21-year-old native of Ajax, Ontario, Shore leads Texas in scoring and ranks second in the AHL in goals (8) as he begins his rookie professional season with the Stars. Shore joined the organization following three years at the University of Maine, making his pro debut last spring and tallying four goals and two assists in 19 AHL games in 2014-15. Shore was selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round (61st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, and earned his first NHL recall by Dallas on Nov. 1.
In recognition of his achievement, Shore will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Stars home game.